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A picture of a Virgilia oroboides

Virgilia oroboides

Virgilia oroboides

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

5m

6m

Min

3m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Virgilia oroboides Overview

This species is a fast growing shrub or tree with young reddish growth. The leaves are leathery pinnate with oblong, medium to deep green leaflets with a dense, woolly underside. The flowers are borne from the spring to the summer with racemes of 12 pea-like purple, pink, white, fragrant blooms.

How to propagate Virgilia oroboides

Seed

You can propagate in the spring from seed which are pre-soaked in warm water for about 24 hours.

Other uses of Virgilia oroboides

Grown for their flowers in spring-summer.