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Alangium Genus

 

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General Needs

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

Description

Alangium genus. This genus consists of around 40 species of deciduous or evergreen trees, woody vines and shrubs, which are grown for their foliage and flowers.

The genus was named by the famous naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamark in 1783 in Kerala, India, after the Malayalam name 'Alangi' for Alangium salviifolium.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Tropical Africa, Temperate to tropical Asia and Australia.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

Cultivation

They are generally frost hardy and will need full sun and any fertile, well drained soil. However, in particularly frost prone areas, grow against a wall or among other plants for protection.

Propagation

By seed in spring or by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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