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Schima wallichii

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Schima wallichii. This species will grow about 9m tall, with elliptical leaves that are about 8-25cm long with shallow-toothed edges. The leaves are reddish purple when young and will mature to deep green with a blue-green underside. The flowers will develop in the leaf axis and at the branch tips, red buds will open to about 6cm wide.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S. E. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will require warm, frost-free conditions with moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil and a position in partial-shade when young. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Propagation

Seed as soon as ripe or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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