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SPARRMANNIA africana 'Flore Pleno'

Commonly known as African hemp, Rumslind tree

Vigorous tall branching shrub with clusters of double white flowers
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  • Evergreen
    Broadly oval to rounded, hairy, light-green leaves to 21cm (8in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    3-6m (10-20ft)
  • Spread
    2-4m (6½-13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small, upright tree. Umbels of up to 20 cup-shaped flowers.
  • 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

SPARRMANNIA africana 'Flore Pleno'

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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Whitefly and red spider mite under glass.
    Place of origin
    South Africa.
  • Flower Shape
    Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Greenhouse / conservatory
    Not 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 winter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf form
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    (People & Pets)
Sparrmannia - Growing Guide
3-6m (10-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-4m (6½-13ft)

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