SESBANIA punicea

(syn. Daubentonia punicea) - Pea-like orange-red to red flowers.
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Pinnate leaves 20-30cm (8-12in) long, have 6-20 pairs of oblong, mid- to deep green leaflets
  • Orange
  • Red
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect to spreading tall shrub or small tree. Produces pea-like flowers 2cm (¾in) across in racemes to 10cm (4in) long
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
    Under glass use loam-based compost (JI No.2) in full light
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun

SESBANIA punicea

 
Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£25.00  
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    May survive temperatures to 0°C (32°F) if wood has been well-ripened in summer
    Pests & Diseases
    Under glass red spider mites, whiteflies
    Place of origin
    Southern Brazil, northeastern Argentina, Uruguay
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
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Sesbania Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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