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Artemisia abrotanum

Southernwood

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitInverted cone
  • Flower ColourYellow green shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood). This is a frost hardy shrub, which can grow to a 1m tall. The leaves are grey-green and upright that are finely dented. The flowerheads are small and yellow and will bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S.Europe

Interest and use

Borders Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will prefer an open sunny, well drained site. Trim lightly in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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