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Ceratostigma willmottianum

Chinese plumbago

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  • Ceratostigma willmottianum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Ceratostigma willmottianum | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.5m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple shades
  • Leaf ColourShiny green shades, then bronze to red.

Description

Ceratostigma willmottianum (Chinese plumbago). A bushy round open semi-evergreen shrub which is native to western China. It will bear cluster flowerheads of blue-purple shades in late summer. The medium green leaves are lance-shaped to obovate.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W. China

Interest and use

Borders, banks, hedging, specimen, autumn colour. Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Cut out dead wood from shrubs in spring.

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings, or by division.

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