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Cleyera fortunei

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Features

  • Height1m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPale yellow-cream
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Cleyera fortunei. This species is a bushy evergreen shrub. The leaves are narrowly ovate to oblong and glossy dark green, The flowers are fragrant cream-white bowl-shaped blooms.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Himalayas to Japan, Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and mealy-bugs under glass.

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