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A picture of a Lobster Claw 'Albus'

Lobster Claw 'Albus'

Clianthus puniceus f. albus

Also known as

Parrot's Bill, Glory Pea, Lobster claws

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Lobster Claw 'Albus' Overview

This evergreen shrub can grow to 3m high. It has dark green leaves that are pinnate. In early summer it produces clusters of white flowers that can be 7cm long.

Common problems with Lobster Claw 'Albus'

How to harvest Lobster Claw 'Albus'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Lobster Claw 'Albus'

Seed

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.

Special features of Lobster Claw 'Albus'

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Lobster Claw 'Albus'

Suits being grown in sunny sheltered wall side borders. Or in containers in greenhouses.