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PUYA chilensis

Striking stiff leathery mid-green leaves of up to 3 feet in length with spines. Trumpet-shaped yellow or green flowers on a tall spike
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£16.00 each

Large £25.00 each

 

  • Evergreen - perennial bromeliad. Spreading, dense, terminal rosettes of lance-shaped leaves with marginal spines.
  • Yellow - greenish yellow
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - woody, swollen stem. Produces flowers to 5cm (2in) long with green sepals, in loosely branched panicles 1.5m (5ft) long.
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Exotic plants
  • Pests & Diseases - new growth susceptible to scale insects
  • Place of origin - central Chile
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
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Puya - Growing Guide
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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