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Scarlet-Flowered Colquhounia

Colquhounia coccinea

Colquhounia coccinea by Scott Zona (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Scarlet-Flowered Colquhounia Overview

Colquhounia coccinea is an evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub with lance-shaped foliage with a white downy coating on the undersides. Also known as Scarlet-Flowered Colquhounia, its flowers are coloured red-orange, measuring approximately 2.5cm across and they are produced densely on flowering spikes in late summer.

How to propagate Scarlet-Flowered Colquhounia

Cuttings

Propagation is from cuttings in summer.

Special features of Scarlet-Flowered Colquhounia

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Scarlet-Flowered Colquhounia

Grown for their flowers in late summer and autumn.

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