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Dipelta ventricosa

Location:

The Temple Garden.

Description:

A hardy medium size (up to 3m) deciduous Spring flowering shrub, native to western China, with tubular lilac-rose flowers 2.5cm long and mid-green ovate-lance-shaped leaves, 5-14cm long.

Site and Care:

Prefers full sun or partial shade but tolerates a wide range of situations with moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well drained alkaline (chalky) soil. Pruning should be carried out after flowering to maintain the shape and spread of the plant. Propagate from semi-ripe cuttings or seed.