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Plant Species of the genus Menziesia

Information about this genus
Name: Menziesia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Requiring the typical cool-climate erica family conditions?well-drained, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil and a position in sun or partial shade?menziesias are ideal for combining with rhododendrons, camellias and other acid-soil plants. They also do well in large, partly shaded rockeries. Pruning, other than light trimming to shape, is seldom necessary. Propagate from seed or late spring cuttings.
Description: This genus of 7 species of deciduous shrubs belongs in the erica family and in general appearance is reminiscent of the more commonly grown Enkianthus. Native to temperate East Asia and North America, they bear drooping heads of small bell-shaped flowers in pink and cream shades, usually in late spring or early summer. Small seed capsules follow. The foliage is often noticeably hairy and quite attractive, though it usually shows only slight autumn color.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Menziesia ferruginea 6?10
pilosa minniebush



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