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Colletia paradoxa - (Spreng.)Escalente.

Common Name
Family Rhamnaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - Argentina, Chile.
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Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Colletia paradoxa


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Colletia paradoxa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 5 m (16ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

C. cruciata. Gill.&Hook.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Wood

Wood. Used for house construction, agricultural implements and wagons[61].

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Grows well in a sandy freely draining loam[11] . Succeeds in dry soils[11]. Plants tolerate partial shade if they are grown in a perfectly draining lean soil[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is not very hardy in Britain, succeeding outdoors only in the milder areas of the country and tolerating temperatures down to about -5°c[200]. It succeeds outdoors at Kew but is shy to flower there[11]. It only flowers well after very hot summers[11, 200]. The plants do not have leaves, but they have very sharp spines which are used instead of the leaves in the function of photosynthesis[188]. The flowers are fragrant[188]. A very slow growing plant[75].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing fresh seed as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse and stored seed as early in the year as it is received. 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 in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe side shoots, 5 - 8cm with a heel, July/August in a frame[200]. Cuttings of mature side shoots of the current year's growth, 10 - 12cm with a heel, early winter in a cold frame. Leave for 18 months before potting up. Good percentage[78].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Colletia armata Shrub3.5 7-10 SLMSNDM00 
Colletia ferox Shrub0.0 -  LMNM01 

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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