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Zenobia pulverulenta 'Raspberry Ripple'

dusty zenobia 'Raspberry Ripple'

A semi-evergreen to deciduous shrub with an upright, spreading habit and oblong to ovate, wavy-edged leaves to around 7cm long covered in a greyish-green bloom; leaves may turn reddish-bronze in autumn. Clusters of small, pendent, bell-shaped white flowers flushed with pink are borne in early summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer White Pink Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver Bronze
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ericaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen or Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Zenobia are small or medium-sized deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs with simple leaves and umbels of white, broadly bell-shaped flowers in early summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered site in acidic, humus-rich, moist soils in sun or partial shade. If you the soil dries out in summer, plant in shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings

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

Pruning group 2 or pruning group 5

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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