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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.

DIPELTA ventricosa

Spring flowering shrub with lilac-rose flowers that have curiously swollen bases
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Available again from summer 2021 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
£30.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from summer 2021
  • Deciduous - mid-green leaves 5-14cm (2-5½in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - lilac rose
  • Height - to 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - to 6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub - 1-4 conspicuous flowers in axillary and terminal bracts.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know -
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - western China.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - tubular to bell-shaped to 3cm (1¼in) long with widely flaring throats
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving -
Dipelta - Growing Guide
to 6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 6m (20ft)

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