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Luma apiculata

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Native to the central Andes mountains in South America, Luma apiculata is a striking large, evergreen shrub with attractive bark and pretty white flowers in late summer. The leaves are dark, glossy green and peeling, deep red and white-grey bark develops on established plants giving year round interest!

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Luma apiculata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Luma apiculata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Luma apiculata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Warm in full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Most fertile soil.
Hardiness: Not hardy. Luma apiculata requires a warm, sheltered position, protected from cold winter winds and protection from hard frost. If grown in a container, this plant can be successfully over wintered in a glasshouse or conservatory.
Flowering Period: July - September.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Luma apiculata grows to be a large branching shrub.
Height: 4 m (13 ft).
Spread: 3 m (10 ft).

Notes: This plant is also known as Myrtus luma or Myrtus apiculatus. Unless you have a very warm garden, Luma apiculata usually grows best in southern areas of the UK, in particular Devon and Cornwall.

Plant Finder: about Luma apiculata

Common names

Arrayan, Myrtle


Luma apiculata (Arrayan). This species is vigorous, upright with peeling, cinnamon-brown and creamy white bark. It has an aromatic, glossy dark green leaves. White flowers are produced singly or in few-flowered cymes from midsummer to mid-autumn, followed by spherical purple berries.

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