LOMATIA myricoides

(longifolia) - hardy species with long toothed leaves and fragrant grevillea-like white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Linear to oblong, or lance-shaped leaves 5-20cm (2-8in) long with entire or irregularly toothed margins. On younger plants leaves are wider and coarsely toothed
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Partial shade

LOMATIA myricoides

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    A hardy shrub for semi-shaded positions
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Australia (New South Wales, Victoria)
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Dentate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (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
    Will tolerate dry conditions once established.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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