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Brachyglottis greyi - (Hook.f.)R.Nordenstam.

Common Name
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal rocks and adjacent ravines in North Island[44].
Range New Zealand.
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Brachyglottis greyi


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Brachyglottis greyi is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft) by 2.5 m (8ft) at a slow rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Senecio greyi. Hook.f.

Plant Habitats

 Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

Very tolerant of maritime exposure, it can be grown as a windbreak hedge[75]. Fairly slow growing though, eventually making a dense hedge to 1.5 metres tall[75].

Special Uses

Hedge  Hedge

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in a sunny position in most well-drained soils[200], tolerating maritime exposure[K]. Plants are not hardy at Kew but they do well on the south coast of Britain, even in exposed positions[11, 182]. A very ornamental but slow-growing plant[1]. It is very closely related to B. laxifolia but less hardy than that species[11].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Overwinter in a cold frame and plant out in late spring[78]. Cuttings of mature wood, 5 - 8cm preferably with a heel, October/November in a cold frame. High percentage. Plant out in late spring[78].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Hook.f.)R.Nordenstam.

Botanical References

1144200

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Readers comment

   Mon Jan 18 2010

useless....

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