LOMATIA ferruginea

Handsome ferny foliage with tassels of yellow-red pea flowers
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LOMATIA ferruginea

 
  • Evergreen
    Oblong to oval 2-pinnate, dark-green leaves to 50cm (20in) long. The ovate-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)
  • Leaf form
    Bipinnate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate 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
  • 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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10m (33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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