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botanical name:
Menziesia cillicalyx
Menziesia cillicalyx © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Slow growing bushy shrub with clustered oval to obovate, hairy-edged leaves. Umbels of nodding, urn-shaped, waxy, soft purple and pink, or sometimes cream, flowers in late spring and early summer.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, humus rich, acid to neutral soil in part shade and a sheltered position with protection from cold drying winds. Performs best in areas with cool damp summers.

propagation:
From seed or greenwood cuttings in early summer.

usage:
Woodland gardens.

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