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Leiophyllum buxifolium

Sand myrtle

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Leiophyllum buxifolium (Sand myrtle). This is a dwarf compact shrub which is about 45cm high.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

USA

Interest and use

Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They requires cool, moist, humus-rich soil, You need to plant in shade or morning sun. It is fully frost hardy. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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