Leptodermis oblonga Description
- This unique shrub has no common name that we know of
- We love its dense habit and neatly textured leaves
- Early summer brings hundreds of orchid-purple blooms
- Perfect for landscaping, use as a hedge or mass planting
- Attracts pollinators
Special features: unusual, fragrant, deer resistant, hedge
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- Zone:5, 6, 7, 8
Sun (6+ hrs/day)
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Jumbo 1 Quart Pot
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Normal, Sandy, Well-drained
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- Height x width:
12-18" X 24-36"
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Border, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Hedge, Massing, Specimen,
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Soil: Well-drained soil is a must. Tolerates dry conditions once established.
Light: Full sun
Water: Low to moderate. Tolerates some drought. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils.
Spacing: 3 feet
Fertilizing: None needed. If you wish, apply a granular garden or rose fertilizer in early spring.
Winterizing: Stems will often die to the ground in the cold winters of Zones 5 and 6, with roots surviving to push up new stems in spring.
Maintenance & pruning: Pruning is not required, but can be pruned after bloom if desired.
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