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PIPTANTHUS nepalensis

Commonly known as Evergreen laburnum, Nepal laburnum

(Syn. laburnifolius) - evergreen shrub suitable for a sunny wall with glossy leaves and bright yellow laburnum-like flowers
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
£17.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Deciduous
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - 3-palmate leaves composed of lance-shaped leaflets to 15cm (6in) long
  • Yellow - 4cm (1½in) long
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - open, upright shrub. Produces pea-like flowers
  • 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)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - southwestern China and Himalayas
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - upright, terminal racemes
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Blue - - blue-green, blue-white beneath
  • 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
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Piptanthus - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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