Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Pseudopanax - Pseudopanax lessonii Gold Splash
Latin name:
Pseudopanax lessonii ‘Gold Splash’

Description: Exceedingly handsome ornamental shrub with an erect, dense, bushy habit. ‘Gold Splash’ has thick, leathery, usually five palmate mid-green leaves with a strong golden yellow central variegation, making this an excellent addition to our range of garden shrubs. ‘Purpureus’ is another  beautiful form with  glossy, leathery, toothed bronze leaves that turn a delicious deeper bronze-purple in winter, while ‘rangitira’ a slow-growing, compact form has shiny purple/brown small 5-lobed leaves that intensify in winter to a lustrous near black.

Hardiness: -5C maybe lower in a sheltered garden.

Height: up to 3m

Position: Full sun for best growth and colour

Soil: Well drained, humus rich soil

Water: once established they have good drought resistance. Mulch to retain moisture

Usage: Very handsome shrub that will light up the drabbest corners in the winter months. It also works well as a container plant

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