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EvergreenGrey-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long, white-woolly beneath.
FruitPlants which produce an edible or ornamental fruitLarge, round to oval fruit to 8ozs.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightBushy shrub. Produces flowers singly from the upper leaf axils
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Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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 sunSheltered site
ACCA sellowiana 'Mammoth'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowSelf-fertile but produces heavier fruiting when cross-pollinated. For a better chance of fruit, where temperatures fall below 5°C (41°F), grow in cool greeenhouse or conservatory.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originA New Zealand selection from an Australian seedling.
Flower ShapeCup-shapedShallowly cup-shaped 4cm (1½in) across with long, red stamens
Garden Location/ConditionsGreenhouse / conservatoryNot 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 winterUse loam-based (JI No. 3) compost in full lightPatio / pot plants
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Oblong (see photos above)
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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