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Manglietia insignis

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height7m to 13m
  • Spread2.5m to 5.5m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourCream, pink, red
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Manglietia insignis. This is an evergreen tree which is upright and conical and grows to about 12m with a spread of 4.5m. The leaves are leathery and are felted while young and turn glossy rich green when they mature. The flowers are cup-shaped and white, tinged with pink-red and they bloom throughout the spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Himalayas, Vietnam & W.China

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Many of the species will only tolerate light frosts, and should be grown in warm-temperate conditions. The soil should be moist, humus-rich and well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects may be a problem.

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