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Polylepis quadrijuga - BSWJ14375

Pot Size: 5 litre
Price: £50.00
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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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Rosaceae) Polylepis quadrijuga BSWJ14375
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub White Late summer, autumn medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Sun Evergreen grey Colombia
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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