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EvergreenOblong, lance-shaped, or oval, tapered leaves, shallowly toothed or scalloped, 7-24cm (3-10in) long, glossy dark-green with red veins.
WhiteFrom red-tinged buds.
TreeOr tall shrub. Flowers to 7cm (3in) across with 5 or 6 rounded petals.
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
Full sunWith midday shade.
- Mature Size
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. S. argentea.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originHimalayas to southeastern Asia.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich. Shelter from cold, drying winds.Neutral to acid soil
Tree ShapeBroadly conical
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- Ties - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of SCHIMA
the hardiest species with large white flowers with yellow stamens