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Commonly known as Honey bush
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Spreading leaves 30-50cm (12-20in) long have 9-17 closely set, ovate leaflets.
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Erect to spreading shrub with robust, hollow stems mostly near ground level. Flowers, 2.5cm (1in) 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)
Provide shelter from cold winds.
Pests & Diseases
red spider mite under glass
Place of origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Racemes - spike-like racemes 30-80cm (12-32in) long
Patio / pot plants
Sub-tropical / mediterranean
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)
Pinnate see photos above
Incised see photos above
Ovate see photos above
Pruning group 4
Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7
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
Fertile well drained soil