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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Burning bush, Dittany

Dittany, or Burning Bush, as the whole plant can become covered a glue-like volatile oil which can be ignited resulting in a flash in hot weather.

Genus of one species of woody-based perennial with several geographical variants.

Widely spread in open woodland, dry grassland and rocky sites in central and southern Europe and from southern and central Asia to China and Korea.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennial. 5-petalled flowers with projecting stamens.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - flowers and unripe fruit produce an aromatic, volatile oil which may be ignited in hot weather. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - central and southern Europe, southern Asia, China, Korea.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -

Buy Varieties of DICTAMNUS

DICTAMNUS albus 'Albiflorus'  AWARD

DICTAMNUS albus 'Albiflorus'  >

Commonly known as: Burning bush, Dittany, Fraxinella.
White flower spikes
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

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