Pot Size: 20 litre
Description: Undoubtedly the most dramatic species in cultivation at this time (or even exists) which we were pleased to introduce into cultivation in 2007. Originating from seed we collected around the 2000m elevation in the mountains surrounding the old French hillstation of Sapa, in the northern most part of Vietnam. An area which does endure surprisingly cold winters at times, as in snow and ice down to 1,500m. Here it is normally seen as a single stemmed tree at 5-7m tall, topped with a wide canopy of exceptionally large leaves, composed of 3-5 paddle-shaped leaflets combining to form one meter wide leaves on long purple petioles (leaf stem) to over 1m. You may think that would be enough, but on emerging the entire new growth is smothered in a ginger indumentum. Best grown out of strong winds 30lt
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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