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ALANGIUM platanifolium var macrophyllum
An attractive foliage plant with large 3 or 5 lobed leaves and unusual flowers shaped like a minature lily
Deciduous - lobed, dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
Height - 3m (10ft)
Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
Tall Shrub - upright habit. Produces clusters of 4 (sometimes up to 7), tubular, fragrant, white flowers to 4cm (1½in) wide with recurving petal lobes
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 - in frosty sites.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - Japan, Korea
Flower Shape - Tubular
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Alangium platanifolium - Care Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00