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Jamesia americana

cliffbush

J. americana is a bushy deciduous shrub to 2m tall, with coarsely toothed, ovate leaves to 8cm long, densely hairy beneath, and slightly fragrant white flowers 1cm wide, in panicles to 6cm long

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Jamesia is a single species of deciduous shrub with peeling bark, and simple, opposite leaves, with terminal panicles of small flowers in late spring

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Western N America

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Take greenwood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1 or pruning group 2

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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