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Genus of 10-15 species of evergreen trees and shrubs in the tea family with attractive, spirally arranged leaves and fragrant flowers.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oblong, lance-shaped, or oval, tapered leaves, shallowly toothed or scalloped, 7-24cm (3-10in) long, glossy dark-green with red veins.
  • White
    From red-tinged buds.
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tree
    Or tall shrub. Flowers to 7cm (3in) across with 5 or 6 rounded petals.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This 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 sun
    With midday shade.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. S. argentea.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Himalayas to southeastern Asia.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)

Buy Varieties of SCHIMA

SCHIMA argentea

SCHIMA argentea

the hardiest species with large white flowers with yellow stamens

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£25.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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