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CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'

Commonly known as Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Pure white lobster claw flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long with 13-25 oblong leaflets.
  • White
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Flowers to 7cm (3in) 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
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
Available late spring to early summer 2023 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £25.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2023
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be trained against a wall. After flowering cut back flowered shoots by no more than one-third their length
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Pendent racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
    Pruning group 8
    Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13
    If wall grown
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Protect with a deep winter mulch. Often sprouts from base if cut back by frost.
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