Pot Size: 1 litre (deep)
Description: A most unusual species that we only find growing in the Paramo, which is the high altitude vegetation. This seed collection was found at 3620m in the Chingaza area, growing alongside other small woody plants and covered in lichen as is common at this cloud drenched altitude. Forming small to medium sized shrubs with upright stems that are rarely branched 1.5 x 2m, with oblong stiff leaves bristly below especially on their veins, somewhat mealy above, bearing terminal spikes of white flowers that result in black fruit when pollinated. Protect while young. Not tested for hardiness yet, best grown in a well drained soil with moisture retention, in good light, but not direct hot sun.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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