Pot Size: 20 litre
Description: From a collection gathered on the cool mountain pass of Trum Tron northern Vietnam while awaiting Peter Wharton, in the autumn of 2007 at 1950m. Where it formed a 7m bushy tree with 15cm long shallowly lobed elliptic leaves, which slowly transform to a dark glossy-green above again turning crimson in autumn. Still very scarce in cultivation a semi-evergreen colourful species which has semi-persistent thick-textured foliage in British gardens, where it only forms a large shrub or small tree, with young shoots and leaves emerging a brilliant red. All this graced by long dense pendant racemes of small winged seed when we found it. Best grown in a situation sheltered from freezing winds.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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