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Commonly known as Anchor plant

Well-armed curiosity with succulent-like modified branches.

Genus of 5 species of deciduous shrubs from hillside scrub in temperate South America.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - and deciduous shrubs.
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - loam based potting, full light and good ventilation.
  • Against a wall - against a warm wall or in a sheltered shrub border.
  • Full sun - open site - shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none.
  • Place of origin - South America.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
Colletia - Growing Guide

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COLLETIA hystrix

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Commonly known as: Anchor plant.
(armata) - stout spines and small white pitcher-shaped flowers
£17.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

COLLETIA paradoxa

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Commonly known as: Anchor plant.
(cruciata) - flat triangular spines, white flowers, slow growing
£17.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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