JAMESIA americana

Commonly known as Fivepetal cliffbush, Waxflower

A variety with erect greyish-green leaves and fragrant white flowers in clusters
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    rough-textured, velvety, grey-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long sometimes turning red in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Spreading shrub with peeling, papery bark.
  • 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

JAMESIA americana

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Suitable for a shrub border or large rock garden
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Western USA
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    To 6cm (2½in) long
    Star-shaped
    1cm (½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    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
    Slightly fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Jamesia - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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