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Genus of 2 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees from woodland in Chile and Argentina.
Tall ShrubOr small tree.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their aromatic leaves and flowers, and, for L. apiculata, peeling bark. Can be used for hedging and look attractive in small groups.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originChile, Argentina.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus- rich.
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly columnar
Buy Varieties of LUMA
scented white flowers and cinnamon-brown peeling bark
conspicuous creamy yellow margin to the leaves which are tinged pink in the winter