POLYLEPIS australis

Small, blue-grey, pinnate leaves and peeling, rich cinnamon-coloured bark
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Long-stalked, blueish-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long are concentrated at the branch tips. They are composed of 1-7 elliptic to obovate, round-toothed, hairless leaflets, 2cm (¾in) long with blunt, indented tips
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purple violet
  • Height
    4-6m (13-20ft)
  • Spread
    4-6m (13-20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or multistemmed small tree. Flowers are followed by nutlets with 3 pronounced wings
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Light, dappled shade

POLYLEPIS australis

 
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£30.00 each 
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Large £45.00  
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plant size comparison icon 5 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Ornamental bark
    Striking, shiny, pale brown bark that peels in many folds or layers
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Northern and central Argentina
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Drooping, branched racemes of 4-sepalled flowers
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
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Polylepsis australis - Growing Guide
4-6m (13-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4-6m (13-20ft)
 

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