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DeciduousBroadly ovate leaves to 20cm (8in) long
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightLarge, pure white florets surrounding green buds which open to pale blue or lilac. Dries to a creamy yellow.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 sunshelter from cold winds.
Harmful if eatenThese will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
May cause skin allergy or irritantHaving skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
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Additional FeaturesBurncoose specialitySee Burncoose Speciality group for more detailsGood to knowExcellent for coastal sitesPests & DiseasesRed spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, leaf spot, powdery mildew, honey fungus.Place of originJapan. Garden origin. UK. 1949. Michael Williams, Lanarth, Cornwall
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windswept
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 3Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs that flower in the Summer or Autumn on previous year's growth, or deciduous shrubs that flower in late Winter-Spring on previous year's growth.
Pruning: Trim off old flowers to the first bud beneath flower head. Cut back 1/3 of the oldest stems to promote replacement growth.
RHS group 4
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich. Will tolerate poor soil.
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