POLYLEPIS australis

Small, blue-grey, pinnate leaves and peeling, rich cinnamon-coloured bark
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POLYLEPIS australis

 
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£30.00 each 
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  • 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
  • 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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