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Phillyrea latifolia

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Phillyrea latifolia is an elegant olive-like evergreen from the Mediterranean and W. Asia. Unusual in the UK, it has masses of small, glossy, dark green leaves.

It has clusters of small, white flowers in spring followed by tiny, back-blue fruit, although it only fruits in the UK after a very warm summer.

An interesting evergreen and a good option where evergreen Oaks would grow too large.

Supplied Size: 3L containers(30 - 40 cm tall)

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Phillyrea latifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Phillyrea latifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Requires a warm position in full sun.
Soil: Most well drained soils.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Phillyrea latifolia requires shelter from cold winter winds. Protect in very severe winters.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Although a small tree in warmer areas, in Derbyshire we have found that Phillyrea latifolia grows to be a medium sized or eventually large shrub.
Height: up to 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Notes: Phillyrea latifolia is very tolerant of maritime exposure and can make an unusual and effective low, hedging plant if pruned regularly.

Plant Finder: about Phillyrea latifolia


Phillyrea latifolia. A small tree with toothed, oval leaves.


They will grown in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade. They will tolerate dry conditions once they are established.

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Phillyrea latifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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