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Ononis spinosa

Spiny rest harrow

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Features

  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ononis spinosa (Spiny rest harrow). A dwarf perennial shrub from Southern, west and central Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Other common names

Rest harrow

Origin

S, C, W Europe

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)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality

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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