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Plumbago auriculata


Order: Plumbaginales
   Family: Plumbaginaceae
            Genus: Plumbago
                        Specie: Plumbago auriculata

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Green leaves; pale blue flowers in summer

Uses: Informal hedge Shrub borders Screen Grown against a wall Containers

Zones: 9-11

Description: Probably the toughest and most widely grown of the shrubby leadworts, Plumbago auriculata from South Africa is a vigorous grower with long arching stems that can be trimmed to keep the plant compact or left alone to form a semi-climber or wall plan

Growth Habit: Spreading with arching stems

Comments: Several cultivars available

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