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Helwingia japonica - male
Helwingia japonica - male


 
Family: Helwingiaceae
Hardiness: To Zone 6
Mature Size: 4'-7'
Exposure: Light Shade
Bloom Time: May
Moisture Needs: Average to Moist
Price: $15.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P3759
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Description
 
A handsome clone from the late J.C. Raulston which we have propagated by cuttings.  Broad and glossy green leaves 2" wide by nearly 4" long are most attractive in new growth being a fine plum color.  This curious genus is notable for the fruit seemingly set on the midrib of the upper leaf surface which won't happen with this clone as it is male.  The small insignificant flowers do little more than further damage the fragile male ego but if you are lucky enough to have a female clone nearby, then you can expect purplish black drupes to appear on the leaf blade.  Fascinating and attractive evergreen shrub to 6'-8' and hardy to zone 6.