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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.
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DORYCNIUM hirsutum

Commonly known as Hairy canary-clover

(Lotus hirsutus) - pink-tinged white pea-shaped flowers during late summer and autumn. Requires full sun to show off its silvery hairy foliage to full effect
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
  • Evergreen - densely hairy leaves each consisting of 5 elliptic to narrowly obovate leaflets to 2cm (¾in) long
  • White - pink tinged
  • Height - 45cm (18in)
  • Spread - 90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - creeping, soft-hairy woody subshrub. Produces flowers in axillary and terminal umbels of 4-10. Flowers are 2cm (¾in) long and are followed by reddish brown seed pods.
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. Lotus hirsutus. Shrub with a wonderful name. Suitable for a dry rock garden.
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass - mealybugs, aphids, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin - southern Portugal, Mediterranean.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf form - Pinnate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile. Dislikes wet soil in winter.
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Dorycnium hirsutum - Growing Guide
45cm (18in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  90cm (36in)
 

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