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PROSTANTHERA lasianthos

Commonly known as Victoria Christmas bush

White flowers with a purple tint and large lanceolate leaves
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  • Evergreen - toothed, sometimes wavy leaves 5-15cm (2-6in) long.
  • White - with purple tint
  • Height - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Spread - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - variable, tall or oval-shaped shrub. Produces masses of thin, soft 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - hardy in milder or coastal areas. A good plant for a large conservatory.
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass red spider mites, whiteflies.
  • Place of origin - Australia (Queensland to Tasmania)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - terminal, branched racemes
  • Tubular - broadly tubular 2cm (¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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Prostanthera - Growing Guide
1-2m (3-6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-2m (3-6½ft)
 

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