LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Magic Dragon'

Pinkish-green leaves with white margins
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broadly oblong-ovate leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • White
  • Height
    1.6m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, broadly upright shrub. Produces open, cup-shaped flowers 1cm (½in) wide, usually followed by ovoid, deep black-red berries 7-10mm (¼-½in) long
  • 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)
  • Partial shade

LOPHOMYRTUS x ralphii 'Magic Dragon'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    L. bullata x L. obcordata. A sport of 'Red Dragon'
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable 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 Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
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Lophomyrtus - Growing Guide
1.6m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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