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Podalyria calyptrata

Water blossom pea

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height2m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourSilver-grey

Description

Podalyria calyptrata (Water blossom pea). This species produces an open small tree, The silver-grey foliage is as much a feature as the masses of pink spring flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

S. Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can plant in light, well-drained soil in full sun. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in summer, or by layering.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite under glass.

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