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Neillia sinensis

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height1.2m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Flower ColourPinkish white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Neillia sinensis. This shrub is thicket forming with peeling brown bark and arching shoots. The leaves are sharply toothed, ovate-oblong, lobed and pointed. The racemes of flowers are small pinkish tubular blooms borne in late spring.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

C. China

Interest and use

Specimen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Established plants benefit from having some older shoots cut to base after flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or by suckers in the autumn.

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