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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Rothmannia genus. There are about 30 species of evergreen shrubs or small trees. The leaves are lanceolate or oval, with opposite leaves which are glossy green. The flowers are bell-shaped with a strong fragrance which bloom from mid spring to mid summer, and are followed by fleshy rounded fruits. They are frost tender, min 16C and will need full light or partial shade and humus-rich, well drained, neutral to acidic soil.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

You should grow them in a sheltered, sunny or semi-shaded spot, With well-drained soil which is enriched with organic matter. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or from cuttings in the summer.

Propagation

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

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