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thecatsmotherthecatsmother Posts: 139

These flower things on this woody shrub, about 4 ft tall, have been like this for a couple of weeks. Thought they were going to open out into some fuschia-type thing but perhaps not? And the leaves are not like the fuschia's I've seen. Very thick and leathery.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

    Crinodendron hookerianum

    They grow very big, my two are about 15/20ft tall.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • thecatsmotherthecatsmother Posts: 139
    Thanks! I'm not averse to hard pruning so it'll have to like or lump it as it needs to stay approx 4ft high/wide image Eden website says hard pruning works for them and gives lots of flowers, and mine is flowering after it was cut back last summer (was blocking the gate) so fingers crossed I can keep it small and flowering!
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...gorgeous plants at this time of year...you're very lucky to be able to grow these to such heights...needing acidic conditions as they do...

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

    Living on the edge of Darmoor, it has all the acid it likes. I love my acid soil, i find most things will grow, in fact never found anything that dosent, my lupins are at least 5ft tall.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • tracy 4tracy 4 Posts: 8

    that looks lovely another to add to my wish list, now where can i find it

     

  • thecatsmotherthecatsmother Posts: 139

    ooh where are you Lyn? We're about 5 miles east of Exeter, near Woodbury Common. We regularly go to Dartmoor (our horse is kept at a place between Moretonhampstead and North Bovey)

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,135

    Nr Tavistock, other side to you

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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