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CANTUA buxifolia 'Alba'

Commonly known as Magic tree

White flowered form
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - elliptic to lance-shaped, softly hairy, mid-green leaves 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 2-5m (6½-16ft)
  • Spread - 1.5-2m (5-6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, often semi-scandent (uses lax stems to aid support) shrub. Produces long-tubed, pendent flowers 6-7cm (2½- 3in) long in terminal corymbs
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F) - use loam-based compost (JI No. 3) in full light
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - the long flexible stems will require support. Can be stood outdoors in summer
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, whiteflies under glass
  • Place of origin - Peru, Bolivia, northern Chile
  • Flower Shape - Tubular -
  • Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0) -
  • 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 - Spring -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - requires a warm, sheltered site
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Cantua - Growing Guide
2-5m (6½-16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5-2m (5-6½ft)
 

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