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Asparagus acutifolius

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Features

  • Height1.4m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink

Description

Asparagus acutifolius. This is an upright species growing about 1.5m. It is whitish-grey, and the flowers are borne in axillary clusters.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe - Mediterranean

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are grown for their foliage or for food. Fully hardy to frost tender, min 10C. Grow them in partial shade or bright light, but not in direct sun, in any fertile well drained soil. Harvesting may start in late spring and may end in early summer.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and greenfly may be a problem.

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