AWARD

PROSTANTHERA lasianthos

Commonly known as Victoria Christmas bush

White flowers with a purple tint and large lanceolate leaves
Further Reading....
  • 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

PROSTANTHERA lasianthos

 

 

  • 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
    Australian / New Zealand
    Border
    Suitable for a mixed or herbaceous border
    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)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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    Winter
  • 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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