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LOMATIA myricoides

(longifolia) - hardy species with long toothed leaves and fragrant grevillea-like white flowers
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree.
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
  • 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) -
  • 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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