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JAMESIA americana

Commonly known as Fivepetal cliffbush, Waxflower

A variety with erect greyish-green leaves and fragrant white flowers in clusters
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - ovate, toothed, rough-textured, velvety, grey-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long sometimes turning red in autumn
  • White
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - spreading shrub with peeling, papery bark.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - suitable for a shrub border or large rock garden
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - western USA
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - to 6cm (2½in) long
  • Star-shaped - 1cm (½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine) -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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
  • Pruning group 2 - Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - slightly fragrant
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Jamesia - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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