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Commonly known as Tree purslane
Silvery grey leaves, an ideal plant for coastal or exposed sites
Good to know - useful for coastal hedging as is fully tolerant of sea winds.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of Origin - southern Europe.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Height - 2m (6ft)
Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces tiny, greenish-white flowers in terminal panicles to 30cm (12in) long
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - ovate or diamond-shaped, sometimes toothed, leathery, silvery grey leaves to 6cm (2½in) long
well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - shelter from cold, dry winds.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00