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Commonly known as Fiddlewood tree
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.Oval, sometimes toothed, leaves
HeightTo 4m (13ft)
SpreadTo 2m (6½ft)
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowMakes a good container specimen for the patio. Tolerant of coastal conditionsPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originUSA (southern Florida), the Caribbean, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil