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Phyllodoce nipponica

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourWhite pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Phyllodoce nipponica. This species produces a wiry stemmed shrub with leaves about 12mm, with 3 to 7 flowering clusters of rose pink or white flowers in the spring and summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their fine leaves and attractive flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should plant them in lime-free, cool, moist well-drained humus-rich soil with light shade. You can propagate from seeds or small tip cuttings.

Propagation

By semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or by seed in spring.

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