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Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle' (Tree wormwood)

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Plant description

artemisia arborescens wormwoodpowis castle 1203

artemisia arborescens wormwood powis castle 1203

Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle', tree wormwood, is an evergreen, woody stemmed perennial. It has ferny silvery blue foliage which is aromatic. It has sprays of single yellow flowers in summer. It is frost and salt tolerant.

Artemisia likes a sunny position, and well drained soil. Tolerates periods of dryness. Dislikes boggy soil.

Propagation is from tip cuttings or by seed.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: summer

Scent

The flowers and foliage is aromatic

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.2 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1.2 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, moths, bees, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Powdery mildew, fungal diseases

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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