CHITALPA tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'

A lower growing form with pale purplish-pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    leaves to 15cm (6in) long, finely downy beneath
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Purplish pink with yellow-blotched, purple-veined throats
  • Height
    To 5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    To 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Against a wall

CHITALPA tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Requires a warm, dry summer for best flowering
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped 2.5cm (1in) long with spreading, frilled lobes
    Panicles
    Upright panicles to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
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Chitalpa - Growing Guide
to 5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 3m (10ft)
 

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