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Eupatorium ligustrinum

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height2m to 6m
  • Spread3m to 5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourCreamy pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Eupatorium ligustrinum. This is a dense rounded evergreen shrub which will grow up to 1.8-3.5m high and wide. The flowers are white or pink about 10-20cm wide they will appear in fragrant flattened clusters in the autumn. The bright green glossy leaves are lance-shaped.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Costa Rica

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, some also for their architectural foliage.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Prune shrubs lightly after flowering or in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring, the shrubs and sub-shrubs may also be propagated by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer, perennials by division in early spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and white fly may be troublesome under glass. Outside, snails and slugs.

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