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Wattakaka sinensis-overwintering?

LoanaLoana Posts: 427

Hi all, i admired a beautiful specimen of this plant in an open garden this year, so decided to buy my own. It is quite small in a 9cm pot. I don't know how to over winter it. I planned to plant it out in the spring in its long term place. At the moment it is in my net polytunnel, but i do have an unheated greenhouse, which will be bubble wrapped shortly, thanks to your advice on another thread :) 


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,674

    Its classed as a half hardy shrub, so a young plant I would overwinter in the greenhouse. When it gets bigger and you plant it out, make sure it is a sheltered area or up against a wall for protection.

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,846

    The RHS rates this plant hardiness as H3 only:

    "H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)".

    So it does need some protection, especially as a young plant.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • LoanaLoana Posts: 427

    Haha i like your name! Thank you, i will over winter in the greenhouse. I will give more thought as to where i plant it, thank you for your reply. The one i saw in an NGS garden was owned by a very old lady and she loved to sit under it in summer evenings when she could smell its lovely sent and when she told me its name i was smitten ;) 

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