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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DORYCNIUM hirsutum

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile. Dislikes wet soil in winter.
Dorycnium hirsutum - Growing Guide
45cm (18in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  90cm (36in)

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