Luculia 'Early Dawn'

Luculia 'Early Dawn'

New in 2022.

 
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Soft pink, cloud like blooms at the perfect time, in autumn to winter with the most amazing perfume, with strong notes of gardenia and hints of vanilla. An early blooming variety of these much loved, fragrant shrubs. Best in part shade as it needs protection from frost and that is about all you will need to worry about, once it is up and growing it will look after itself.

The flowers open early in the season at the ends of the branches in corymbs around 10-20cm across. They are lovely for picking but won’t last long. You will be drawn to this shrub in the cooler months to inhale and behold its beauty. The mid to deep green leaves grow to form a lush, big (3m), rounded shrub that looks good year round.

Plant in a protected position in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish, then you only need worry if rainfall is low. A light fertiliser in autumn while establishing. Minimal pruning required, only to enforce symmetry or control size, best done in spring.

Luculia gratissima is from the woodlands of the Himalayas, Luculia is from the Nepalese name for the plant, Luculi Swa. Gratissima is Latin, meaning ‘most pleasing’, which it is.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

LUCED

Botantical name

Luculia gratissima

Height

1-2m

Width

1-2m

Flowers

Autumn to winter

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Frost Tender

Aspect

Filtered Light

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs

2