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Evergreengrey-green leaves to 2cm (¾in) long, white-woolly beneath
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightBushy shrub with arching, white-woolly shoots. Produces whorls of flowers 2.5cm (1in) long with prominent stamens in terminal racemes to 10cm (4in) long.
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)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowEstablished plants can be clipped.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originWestern Mediterranean
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuits a sunny borderCoastal / windswept
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Ovate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
Scented PlantsScented foliageAromatic leaves.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilNeutral to alkaline soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten
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deeper blue form of this spreading wind tolerant plant