ACMADENIA alternifolia

Small leaves and pink flowers

ACMADENIA alternifolia

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Evergreen
    Downy, alternate leaves, folded along the midrib
  • Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Deep pink
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    50cm (20in)
  • Dwarf shrub Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Erect, many-branched shrub. Flowers in groups of 3-6 on terminal shoots
  • 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
  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - vulnerable
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
    South Africa (Southern Cape)
  • Flower Shape
    Star-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50cm (20in)
 

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