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COLLETIA paradoxa

Commonly known as Anchor plant

(cruciata) - flat triangular spines, white flowers, slow growing
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plant size comparison icon 1.5 Litre
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • White
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - spreading shrub with flattened blue grey spines to 4cm (1½in) across with very few leaves
  • 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)
  • Full sun - open site - shelter from cold drying winds
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - BEWARE - sharp spines above the flowers. Attracts insects and butterflies late in the year. Can be tip-pruned when young to encourage bushinessg
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - South America(Brazil, Uruguay)
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - minute flowers with prominent calyces
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
Colletia - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)

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