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Bouvardia humboldtii

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourRed-pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Bouvardia humboldtii. This branched shrub has an upright spreading habit. The leaves are oblong to ovate with an opposite arrangement. The fragrant flowers are white and borne singly from late summer to early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

South America.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 7-10C. They will prefer full light and fertile well drained soil. You should water freely when in full growth and moderately at other times. Cut back stems by half to three-quarters after flowering to maintain a neat habit.

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and mealy bug may cause problems.

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