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A picture of a Desfontainia

Desfontainia

Desfontainia spinosa

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Desfontainia Overview

This dense, bushy shrub usually grows up to 2m tall, but sometimes reaches twice this height and spreads widely. The glossy dark green leaves are holly-like. The flowers are yellow- orange- red with pale tips and appear from mid summer to mid autumn.

How to propagate Desfontainia

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Desfontainia

Specimen. Summer interest.