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    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

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Toona sinensis 'Flamingo' (v)

Chinese cedar 'Flamingo'

  • Other common names Chinese cedar 'Flamingo'

  • Synonyms Cedrela sinensis 'Flamingo'

  • Family Meliaceae

  • Genus Toona is a small genus of 4 to 5 species of trees, originating from China, SE Asia and N Australia

  • Details 'Flamingo' is a selection of this deciduous species with bright salmon-pink spring foliage, paling to creamy-yellow then to rich green in summer. Old bark peels off in long strips. Flowers are whitish, borne in dense, drooping panicles in midsummer, fragrant. Fruits are winged capsules. All parts of the tree are aromatic, and flowers are attractive to insects

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 8-12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by root cuttings in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally trouble free

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