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Polyspora longicarpa - DJHV06041

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Description:
From one of Dan Hinkley's collections gathered in the autumn of 2006 in the north of Vietnam. Technically trees although mostly seen as large shrubs, with striking deepest dark green and glossiest glossy leaves imaginable a wonderful foil for the large white (12-15cm across) Camellia-like flowers borne in autumn in the wild. Best grown in a lime free (?) drained fertile soil with some good moisture retention in full sun to light shade sheltered from freezing winds. 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.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Theaceae) Polyspora longicarpa DJHV06041
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub White, Yellow Late summer, winter large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich Part shade, Sun Evergreen bold Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
No
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