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A picture of a Tree Echium

Tree Echium

Echium 'Pink Fountain'

Also known as

Snow Tower, Tower of Jewels

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4.5m

Max

1.2m

3m

Min

80cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Tree Echium Overview

A simply stunning cross between the 1.2m tall red-flowered Echium wildpretii and the 4.2m tall blue-flowered Echium pininana. Echium 'Pink Fountain' produces a large rosette of coarse strap-like leaves on a thick 'trunk', eventually reaching up to 4.5m after 2-3 years when the plant is covered in an avalanche of dark pink flowers in late spring/early summer.

Common problems with Tree Echium

How to propagate Tree Echium

Seed

Propagate from seed, but can be erratic and difficult to germinate.

Other uses of Tree Echium

Once seen, never forgotten. This tapering tower of a plant will give sensational impact to any garden. Excellent for attracting bees.

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