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Colletia armata ‘Rosea’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Native to parts of Chile, Colletia armata 'Rosea' is a very spiny shrub with masses of lovely, fragrant white flowers which are pink when in bud, nestled between the thorns in late autumn and winter.

An unusual, very slow growing ornamental plant which makes an eye-catching addition to a sunny garden!

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Colletia armata ‘Rosea’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Colletia armata ‘Rosea’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Hardiness: Frost tender. Colletia armata is best grown in mild areas with shelter from cold winds. It will also do well in a large container in most gardens which can be moved into a protected areas in the winter.
Flowering Period: September to December
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Slow
Habit: Colletia armata 'Rosea' grows to be a small or eventually medium sized branching shrub.
Height: up to 2 m (6 ft).
Spread: 2 m (6 ft).

Notes: In warm areas, Colletia armata 'Rosea' can be grown as an unusual and very effective barrier hedge.

Plant Finder: about Colletia armata ‘Rosea’

Common names

Blue-eyed Mary


Colletia armata ‘Rosea’ (Blue-eyed Mary). A deciduous, stoutly branched shrub produces shoots with rigid, grey-green spines. In late summer and early autumn, fragrant, tubular, pale pink flowers appear.

Interest and use


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Colletia armata ‘Rosea’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality
  • WaterSemi-moist

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