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Dipelta floribunda

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An outstanding plant native to China, Dipelta floribunda has upright stems bearing clusters of fragrant, funnel-shaped, pale-pink flowers with yellow throats in early summer.

These flowers are a little similar in appearance to those of a Weigela and very beautiful. The leaves are pale green and interesting, flaking bark develops as the plant becomes mature.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Dipelta floribunda | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Dipelta floribunda | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Dipelta floribunda | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£25.00

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Grower Notes

Position: Full Sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Dipelta floribunda requires shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Dipelta floribunda grows to be a medium sized or eventually large branching, upright shrub.
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (9 ft)

Plant Finder: about Dipelta floribunda

Description

Dipelta floribunda. An upright deciduous shrub native to the lower mountains of China. Grows to a height of about 3.5m, with woody stems and pale peeling bark. Bears lance-shaped to oval, soft medium green leaves and large, drooping clusters of fragrant, pale pink flowers to 3cm in size. They have orange-yellow markings in the throat.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will require sun or semi-shade with fertile well drained soil. Benefits from the occasional removal of old shoots after flowering.

Interest and use

Ornamental bark.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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