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Breynia disticha

Snow bush

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Features

  • Height0.6m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.8m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourDull greyish green

Description

Breynia disticha (Snow bush). This species is native to the Pacific isles. It is a small, much-branched, evergreen shrub. The leaves begin pink then turning a mottled white and dark green. In spring and summer little green flowers are borne.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Australia & Pacific isles

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Large bushes should be cut back hard after flowering.

Propagation

Propagate from greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to whitefly, red spider mite and mealy bugs.

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