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Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by JWK, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. JWK

    JWK Gardener Staff Member

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    Seen in a front garden near the sea on the south coast so I guess it's fairly tender. Leaves are holly like but obviously not holly.
     
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        Desfontainia spinosa, I think. :)

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        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I grew one for a number of years so not too tender.
          I got fed up with it to be honest, mine was an upright shrub and I think my garden was too dry for it.
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            I just noticed it's over the top of a fence, at first I thought it was ground cover.
             
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              It's quite hardy unless you grow it in Scotland. Last time I saw one of those it was high in the Andes in Chile. :rolleyespink:
               
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                  Love it..used to grow it in Wales.
                  Have also a baby one here...so far so good.
                  No flowers yet...maybe too dry.
                   
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                    Does it flower for long @Silver surfer, I like it and might try it from seed.
                     
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                    Sorry cannot remember.
                    It was always a very slow growing shrub.
                    We grew it in acid /sheltered woodland.
                    Pics below show a fab one I saw at St Andrews Botanical garden ..East coast Scotland...south of Dundee/North of Edinburgh.DESFONTAINIA  FULGENS  SYN  DESFONTAINIA SPINOSA 03-Jul-14 3-31-52 PM.JPGDESFONTAINIA  FULGENS  SYN  DESFONTAINIA SPINOSA 03-Jul-14 3-37-26 PM.JPGDESFONTAINIA  FULGENS  SYN  DESFONTAINIA SPINOSA 03-Jul-14 3-38-03 PM.JPGDESFONTANIA  SPINOSA 05-Sep-17 3-27-01 PM.JPG
                     
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                    • pete

                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      Mine never reached anything like those proportions, as you know I have a no water shrub policy so that probably held mine back.
                      I dont have any damp areas except in winter, and summer 2021,;) so it pretty much put out the odd flower , grew very slowly and dropped spiny leaves.
                       
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