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Lomatia tinctoria

A small evergreen shrub to a height of 1m, with deeply divided, dark green leaves. In midsummer white, fragrant flowers are borne in long bunches

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Sand
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Proteaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy, Suckering
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

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How to grow

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, ideally, acidic soil, with low nutrition levels. A position in full sun or partial shade with sheltered from cold winds is ideal

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or by semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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