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Phillyrea decora

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Phillyrea decora. This is a spreading dense shrub with narrowly oval, pointed glossy dark green leathery leaves. Dense axilliary clusters of tubular white flowers which are borne in mid-spring these are followed by ellipsoid blue-black fruits.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Southern Europe, Asia minor

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grown in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial-shade. They will tolerate dry conditions once they are established. You can propagate from cuttings.

Propagation

You can propagate from cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly

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