LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Red Dragon'

New shoots brilliant red maturing to darker red
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Pointed leaves usually 1.5-2.5cm (½-1in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Rounded shrub. Flowers 1cm (½in) wide followed by red berries which darken as they mature
  • 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

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Red Dragon'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider if in greenhouse
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Red
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
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Lophomyrtus - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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