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DENDROMECON rigida

Commonly known as Tree poppy

Fragrant poppy-like bright yellow flowers and grey pointed foliage. Best grown against a warm sunny wall or in a greenhouse in colder areas. Does not travel well, so sent at buyers risk only

Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£27.50 each

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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, leathery, glaucous, grey-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading shrub with rigid, upright shoots. Produces flowers from spring to autumn.
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Exotic plants -
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - USA (California), Mexico.
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals - to 7cm (2¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13 - if wall-trained
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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