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Kiwi beauty

  • Kiwi beauty
  • Kiwi beauty
  • Kiwi beauty
  • Kiwi beauty

I just thought I would share this lovely hoheria sexastylis with you, New Zealand natives do so well here in West Wales, watch out Cornwall!!

Comments (8)

  1. Grower

    Mick

    Beautiful looking plant and flowers.

  2. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Fabulous shrub and photos Rob - so fresh looking! May we use the photos on the plant record?

  3. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    Yes , feel free to use any photo of mine, this sort of thing is for sharing. The thing about this shrub is the photo doesn't give a idea of its size, it was partially cut down in the winter of 2010/11, but has more then made up for it since. It must be heading for 20ft or at least over 15ft tall, and a bit too wide for smaller gardens, but I never prune it, it has a wonderful natural shape and maybe that would compromise flowering. Hoherias are good at flowering when very small, so still worth a try In a tub where space is limited, they seem quite hardy.

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    Paul & Valerie Guppy

    These are lovely trees but a nightmare for self seeding.Literally thousands of seedlings every Spring.In the end ,sadly,I had to get my husband to cut it down as I couldn't keep on top of it.The seedlings kept coming up in the middle of herbaceous and were a nightmare to get at.We still have some at the edge of the garden but definitely not for the middle.

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    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    I have a huge mountain totara underneath it, the only thing that dares show its face is montbretia nothing else gets a look in. Is this an example of natures way?

  6. Grower

    Paul & Valerie Guppy

    Obviously your planting was a good idea.I had the tree right in the middle of my herbaceous border and that was NOT a good idea.The ones in the hedges are OK as the seedlings can't come up so well with all the other trees there.

  7. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    Yes, the totara isn't particularly dense, but it cuts out any light. You can see from the photo there is montbretia that needs pulling out, but on it works

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  8. Grower

    Jeremy Wright

    Thanks Rob for letting us use the photos ... and the good tip for how to contain it.


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