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PSEUDOPANAX 'Dark Star'

Trifoliate leaves which are deep green when young darkening to a deep purple as they mature
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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) - borderline
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - suitable for coastal conditions. Can be grown in a container
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Purple -
  • Leaf form - Trifoliate - see photos above
  • Leaf margin - Serrulate - 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 -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - shelter from cold, drying winds
Pseudopanax - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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