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Dipelta ventricosa

ventricose dipelta

D. ventricosa is an upright, spreading shrub to about 2m with pale green, pointed leaves. In late spring produces scented, trumpet-shaped flowers, pink or pale purple outside, white inside with deep orange markings, and with heart-shaped, papery bracts which remain on the plant as the elongated, deep purple fruit appear

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Orange Pink White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green Purple
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Caprifoliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Dipelta are deciduous shrubs with simple, opposite leaves and solitary or clustered, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers in late spring or summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W China

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in well-drained alkaline soils in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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