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Cybistax Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

Cybistax genus. These are deciduous trees, grown for their spring flowers and for shade. They are frost tender, min 16-18C and will need full light with fertile, moisture-retentive but well drained soil. The young plants may be pruned to shape when leafless, otherwise pruning is not required. You can propagate by seeds or air-layering in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Semi-evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Mexico to Paraguay

Interest and use

Grown for their spring flowers and for shade.

Cultivation

Will not bloom when confined to a container. Young plants may be pruned to shape when leafless; otherwise pruning is not required.

Propagation

Seed or air-layering in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites and whitefly under glass.

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