BLEPHAROCALYX cruckshanksii

Large shrub or small tree. Aromatic fluffy white flowers. Blue-black fruits. Smooth red-brown bark
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BLEPHAROCALYX cruckshanksii

 
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  • Evergreen
    Elleptic to oblong, leathery leaves to 5cm (2in) long, turning red in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    4m (14ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading shrub. Flowers are followed by glossy, edible black berries
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy 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)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, dry winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Berries These plants have berries.
  • Good to know
    in the myrtle family
  • Ornamental bark
    peeling bark in a snakeskin pattern on mature specimens
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
    Chile
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped - 4-petalled to 2cm (¾in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
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Blepharocalyx - Growing Guide
4m (14ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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