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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

CHORDOSPARTIUM stevensonii

Commonly known as Cord broom, Weeping broom

(syn. Carmichaelia stevensonii) - unusual 'corded' leafless branches with a weeping habit. Racemes of pale pink/purple flowers in summer on mature plants
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£16.50 each

  • Deciduous
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - shrub or small tree, leafless when mature, with slender, grooved, mid-green shoots. Produces pea-like flowers
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Endangered in the wild - These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Vulnerable
  • Good to know - seedlings have pinnate leaves. Mature plants lose their leaves quickly
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - to 7cm (3in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
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Chordospartium - Care Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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