DIPELTA yunnanensis

Cream coloured flowers with orange markings
Further Reading....

DIPELTA yunnanensis

 
  • Deciduous
    Ovate-lance-shaped, glossy, mid-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Cream
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    4m (12ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Uncommon shrub looking similar to weigela. Arching habit. Corymbs of 1-4 tubular flowers
  • 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 - introduced into UK by plant hunter George Forrest in 1910.
  • Pests & Diseases
    none.
  • Place of origin
    western China.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular - to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • 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
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
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Dipelta - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (12ft)
 

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