COLQUHOUNIA coccinea vestita

Buddleja-like shrub with scarlet orange flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Or semi evergreen. Finely-toothed, sage-green aromatic leaves 20cm (8in) long.
  • Orange
    Scarlet orange
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright shrub. Whorls of flowers to 2.5cm (1in) long are produced in terminal spikes.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

COLQUHOUNIA coccinea vestita

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Western China, Himalayas. Named for Sir Robert Colquhoun, soldier and plant collector.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    Shelter from cold winds. Provide a deep winter mulch. Usually re-sprouts from the base if cut back by hard frost.
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Colquhounia - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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