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Clianthus puniceus f. albus
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common name: Lobster Claw, Parrot's Bill, Glory Pea
synonyms: Clianthus puniceus 'Albus'
shrub, evergreen, semi-evergreen
growth rate: fast
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Claw-like, white flowers, usually with a greenish tinge, in pendent racemes in spring and early summer. Lax evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, most often used as a wall shrub. Deep green pinnate leaves with up to 25 small, narrowly oblong leaflets.
Well drained soil in full sun and with shelter from cold winds. Needs a fairly warm location or can be grown in a conservatory. Best against a warm sunny wall. If cut back by hard frost, will usually re-grow from the base. Ovoid excessive winter wet.
From semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Also available as seed.