Pot Size: 5 litre
Description: From a genus that is reputed to have the highest altitudinal woody plants on earth, that we collected at 3750m in the high altitude area of El Cucuy in the north east of Colombia in 2015. Here they formed evergreen trees at a good age with an ornamental shaggy ginger bark, which the farmers of the area use for fencing posts. Bearing pinnate glossy-grey foliage (semi-evergreen in our climate) with 7-9 leaflets to about 15 cm long, with long pendant spikes/racemes of seed when we were there, the result of the green-purple flowers borne in spring. Best grown in good light with good air circulation in a well drained, but moisture retentive soil. Keep out of freezing winds, not tested for hardiness yet.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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