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Paliurus spina-christi

Christ's thorns

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height2.5m to 4.5m
  • Spread2m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow then brown
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Paliurus spina-christi (Christ's thorns). This is a deciduous tall or shrub, The tiny yellow blooms are followed by decorative fruit. The foliage turns a rich yellow before dropping in the cooler months.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Europe to N. China

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Cultivation

They require position in full sun with well-drained, fertile soil. You can propagate from cuttings which are taken in late summer or from seeds in the autumn.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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