PLAGIANTHUS regius

Commonly known as Ribbonwood

(betulinus) - a rare but graceful slender tree in maturity with light green leaves and panicles of white flowers during May. Tender except in the southwest
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PLAGIANTHUS regius

 
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  • Semi-evergreen Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Lance-shaped leaves kept within a mass of densely interwoven stems. Mature leaves resemble birch
  • White
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Hedge Ideal for hedging
    Maintains juvenile foliage when clipped as a hedge
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    New Zealand
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
  • 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
  • Pruning group 6 - Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Tolerates all - tolerates wind
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
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15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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