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ELSHOLTZIA stauntonii

Commonly known as Mint bush

Violet pink flowers in late summer, aromatic foliage turns red in autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Lance-shaped to elliptic toothed, mid-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Violet pink
  • Height
    1.5-2m (5-6½ft)
  • Spread
    1.5-2m (5-6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Open, rounded subshrub
  • 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

ELSHOLTZIA stauntonii

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Terminal racemes 10-20cm (4-8in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Mint-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Elsholtzia stauntonii - Caring Guide
1.5-2m (5-6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5-2m (5-6½ft)
 

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