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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.
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BRACHYGLOTTIS 'Walberton's Silver Dormouse'

Commonly known as (formerly Senecio)

Intensely silver-grey felted leaves. Bright yellow daisy flowers in summer to autumn. Compact and excellent for coastal planting
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - ovate leaves to 1.5cm (½in) long, white beneath
  • Yellow
  • Height - 90cm (36in)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, bushy shrub producing a profusion of daisy-like flowers with conspicuous ray florets
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand, Tasmania. Garden origin. David Tristan, Walberton Nursery, West Sussex
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - loose panicles to 12cm (4¾in) long of many flowers to 3cm (1¼in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - thrives in coastal sites
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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90cm (36in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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