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Ononis fruticosa

Shrubby rest harrow

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.25m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ononis fruticosa (Shrubby rest harrow). A stalked deciduous shrub from France and Spain to 1m. Leaves are lance-shaped to oblong and tri-palmate, flowers are pink are borne in early summer.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Rest harrow

Origin

France & Spain

Interest and use

Grown for their pea-like flowers. It is good for rock gardens, walls and banks.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, shrubs also by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider may be problematic under glass.

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