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Lomatia ferruginea

fuinque

L. ferruginea is an evergreen shrub or small tree, with orange-downy shoots bearing leathery pinnate to 2-pinnate leaves to 20cm long, and axillary racemes of pale yellow flowers with a red throat, opening in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Proteaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Lomatia are evergreen trees and shrubs with simple, pinnate or more deeply divided leaves and racemes of tubular flowers that open to a star-shaped, with a prominent style

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Chile to Argentina

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to acid soil, in full sun or part shade with shelter from cold winds

Propagation

Take softwood cuttings in early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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