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PSEUDOWINTERA colorata 'Red Leopard'

Commonly known as New Zealand pepper tree

Gold-green leaves heavily blotched with deep ruby-red
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£17.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021

 

  • Evergreen - broadly elliptic leathery leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading, bushy shrub. produces clusters of 2-5, or more, greenish-yellow flowers 1cm (½in) across followed by spherical red berries maturing to black
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Red -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - aromatic leaves
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
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Pseudowintera - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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