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SPARRMANNIA africana

Commonly known as African hemp, Rumslind tree

Vigorous tall branching shrub with clusters of white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broad oval or rounded hairy, light-green leaves to 21cm (8in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    3-6m (10-20ft)
  • Spread
    2-4m (6-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small upright tree with vigorous, many-branched, hairy stems. Umbels of up to 20 cup-shaped flowers 2.5cm (1in) across with long yellow and red-purple stamens.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    Loam based potting - full light
  • Full sun

SPARRMANNIA africana

 
Available late spring to early summer 2024 - 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.
£15.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2024
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Exotic plants
    Pests & Diseases
    Whitefly and red spider mite in greenhouse
    Place of origin
    South Africa
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
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Sparrmannia - Growing Guide
3-6m (10-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-4m (6-10ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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