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Cuphea hyssopifolia alba 'Compact White' (Mexican heather, elfin herb)

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Plant description

cuphea hyssopifolia alba compact white 2

cuphea hyssopifolia alba white form 1

Cuphea hyssopifolia alba 'Compact White' is a small evergreen shrub covered in white flowers for most of the year. It is a great low maintenance plant for landscaping and containers, low and dense growing and compact. Subtropical in origin, they also do well in warm temperate areas. Tolerates light frost, heavier frost can cause it to die back but it can reshoot from the roots. Good for coastal areas. Does well in sun or part shade. Can be cut back hard to rejuvenate.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects, native bees.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.6-7.8

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: General purpose fertiliser.

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