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STACHYURUS chinensis 'Joy Forever'

A striking new introduction with golden variegated leaves tinged bronze at the edges to give a tricoloured effect
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STACHYURUS chinensis 'Joy Forever'

 

 

  • Deciduous
    abruptly pointed, leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Yellow
    Pale-primrose coloured
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading shrub with arching shoots. Produces bell-shaped flowers 7mm (¼in) across in racemes to 13cm (5in) long
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - wildlife plant - early nectar and pollen for insects
  • Pests & Diseases
    none
  • Place of origin
    China
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil
    humus-rich
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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