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Snow Tower

Echium pininana 'Alba'

Also known as

Tower of Jewels, Tree Echium

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

1m

3m

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Snow Tower Overview

A rare, and hardier, white form of Echium pininana which originates from Guernsey. Usually a biennial, it forms a large rosette of silver-grey leaves in the first year. In the second, it grows a huge tower of flowers up 4 or 5 metres.

Common problems with Snow Tower

How to propagate Snow Tower

Seed

Sow the seeds in the summer.

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Snow Tower

Spectacular plant for any garden, which also attracts hundreds of humming bees to its tower of flowers.

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