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Merrilliopanax alpinus - BSWJ13939

Pot Size: 5 litre
Price: £55.00
Slowly forming superb large shrubs, even a tree in a lifetime, with one of the most ornamental of simple (opposed to compound) leaves held on long petioles. Reminiscent to a dinner plate with a couple of notches, more pronounced tri-lobbed on mature specimens, to around 30cm across, depending on exposure and moisture of the soil. Like its relative, ivy it has learnt to adapt, hence suitable for many situations. The black-purple fruit is born in large red stalked panicles terminally. I am always puzzled why such an ornamental tree as this is not in cultivation. We saw hundreds on our last Himalayan expeditions in Sikkim and West Bengal, even at high altitude. Easily grown in a drained humus rich soil, best grown out of strong winds, grows faster in warm sun, but can adapt to shadier sites.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Araliaceae) Merrilliopanax alpinus BSWJ13939
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Purple, Yellow Summer, late summer large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Shade, Sun Deciduous bold North India
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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