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Solanum robustum

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourBlue, purple, white, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Solanum robustum. This species of shrub will grow 60-120cm with stout spines. The leaves are elliptic and velvety green and spiny on their veins.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and ornamental fruits. Flowers most seasons. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These warm-climate plants are demanding as they require full sun and rich, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite, whitefly and aphids may cause problems.

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