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An evergreen from California with dark green, leathery leaves, white-woolly beneath, and bearing, in the depth of winter, long, greyish-green catkins that can festoon the whole shrub. Useful in shade against walls, but suitable for the open garden in mild locations. The beautiful catkins are borne in late winter through early spring, and are longer on male than female plants. Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Plant type: Evergreen shrub
Flower colour: Grey
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Beginner
Time to take cuttings: June to July
There is a beautiful example in Queen Victoria Street, London, outside St Andrews by-the-Wardrobe Church. It's very large - and looking stunning with the catkins at the time of writing (late February). Look out for it if you're passing! It's on a steeply-banked bed, above head-height from the pavement.
london Flower Net
this is queen Victoria street.I like this flowers. so interesting blog. thanks buddy.
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