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BLEPHAROCALYX cruckshanksii

Large shrub or small tree. Aromatic fluffy white flowers. Blue-black fruits. Smooth red-brown bark
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£20.00 each


  • 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) -
  • 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
Blepharocalyx - Growing Guide
4m (14ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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