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Duvernoia adhatodoides

Pistol bush

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Features

  • BloomsJune to November
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread0.7m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite striped purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Duvernoia adhatodoides (Pistol bush). A sturdy, evergreen shrub to 3m tall and 1m wide from South Africa. The ovate leaves are about 25cm long. During summer and autumn bears aromatic, white to purple flowers with purple stripes in dense racemes. The ripe seed pods burst open with a loud crack.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Snake bush

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

In spring cut back flowered stems by half to create a well-branched plant.

Propagation

Ate by seed in spring or by softwood or greenwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly may cause problems.

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