B. x lologensis is a particularly beautiful medium or large size shrub, ultimately 3m (10ft) high but easily kept to less by firm pruning. It is a natural hybrid, discovered in Argentina growing next to its parents, one of which is the superb B. darwinii 'Apricot Queen' is a fine variety, its flowers a charming shade of apricot orange and borne prolifically in long trusses or racemes, especially vibrant in the late spring sunlight, although bushes will also flower well in light shade. It is best grown as a specimen, with the space to spread naturally. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Species: x lologensis
Cultivar: Apricot Queen
Plant type: Evergreen shrub
Flower colour: Orange
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Fruit, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: October to November
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