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Clutia pulchella

Lightning bush | Shrub or small tree which always have a few red leaves | Montagu Pass

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a very small garden. Use Clutia pulchella as a screening plant up to 2m. It is something different.

Clutia pulchella

Lightning-bush

Bliksembos

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It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • It will grow in soil type:

well-drained, compost rich

Small: 2m high; 2m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?

Yes

  • It's leaf growth is

deciduous

  • It's growth rate is

fast

  • It's roots are

non-aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs modest water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

None

up to 2m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

inconspicuous

  • Value to game?

no value

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