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(Theaceae)

Polyspora longicarpa - KWJ12226

Pot Size: 10 litre
Price: £80.00
Description:
An Asian genus only recently segregated from Gordonia a close relative of Camellia which it has a close affinity to, but on a larger scale. Although technically trees we mostly see this species growing as large shrubs, with striking deepest dark green and glossiest glossy leaves imaginable to 21cm long, a wonderful foil for the large white (12-15cm across) Camellia-like flowers borne in autumn in the wild, but also through milder winters in cultivation. One of our seed collections gathered on a trek through the Hoàng Liên Son mountains in the north of Vietnam in 2007 with Ben Kettle et al. Best grown in a lime free (?) drained fertile soil with some good moisture retention in full sun to light shade sheltered from freezing winds.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Theaceae) Polyspora longicarpa KWJ12226
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub White, Yellow Autumn, winter large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Evergreen bold Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No
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