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Commonly known as Silver bush
Silver foliage, white flowers
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- Design your own garden: The sub-tropical or mediterranean garden
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- Plants by colour: White
- Plants for specific locations: Coastal and Windswept Locations – Coastal Plants
- Plants for specific locations: Rockeries - Alpine Plants/Rock Plants
- Plants beginning with 'C'
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Evergreen - inversely lance-shaped to linear, silky leaves 3-6cm (1-2½in) long.
Height - 60cm (24in)
Spread - 90cm (36in)
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - compact, rounded, bushy shrub. Funnel-shaped flowers to 4cm(1½in) across are produced from pink buds.
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 - warm sheltered spot - against warm wall helps in frosty areas.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none if growing outside.
Place of origin - central and western Mediterranean.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept
Rockery (inc alpine)
Sub-tropical / mediterranean
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Leaf colour (if not green) - Silver
Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - with some horticultural sand or grit.
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
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Protect your knees in the garden with this squishy mat. Water-repellent and light weight.