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LOMATIA ferruginea

Handsome ferny foliage with tassels of yellow-red pea flowers
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - oblong to oval 2-pinnate, dark-green leaves to 50cm (20in) long. The lance-shaped leaflets are sometimes fawn-felted beneath.
  • Bicolor
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, bushy shrub or small tree with felted, brown shoots. Flowers are 1.5cm (½in) long in axillary racemes to 5cm (2in) long.
  • 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 - shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - Chile, Argentina.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil -
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Tree Shape - Broadly columnar -
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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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