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Small genus originating from South America, it contains around 5 deciduous, spiny shrubs which usually lack foliage. They are capable of photosynthesising from both their spines and stems. Succulent blue-green spiny shoots have replaced leaves in this genus and they are grown for this interesting characteristic and for their abundance of small, tubular flowers. Common flower colours are red-pink or white.
How to propagate Colletia
Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.
Other uses of Colletia
Grown for their curious, spiny shoots and profuse, small flowers.