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Senecio reinoldii

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height1m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Senecio reinoldii. This species is a tree or a shrub growing to 6m with stout pale buff to white branches. The leaves are broadly ovate and are between 4-10cm. The capitulums hold bell-shaped flowers in panicles to 20cm.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and usually daisy like flower heads. Shrubs are excellent for coastal gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They should be grown in fertile well-drained soil, they are frost-tender to fully frost-hardy plants. You can propagate the shrubs from cuttings in the summer, annuals from seed in autumn and perennials by division in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate the shrubs and climbers by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, and the annuals by seed in spring and the perennials by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, grey mould, powdery mildew, leaf spots and red spider mites.

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