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Polylepis lanata BK 10511.10
Polylepis lanata BK 10511.10

Family: Rosaceae
Hardiness: Zones 7b-9/10, perhaps colder
Mature Size: 20'-40' old growth to 100'
Exposure: Sun
Bloom Time: July-October
Water Needs:  Moderate to Moderate-Dry
Origin: Bolivia
Price: $24.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: P4136

High elevation Bolivian evergreen pinnate-leaved tree in the Rose family whose gorgeous irregular shape and exceptional exfoliating bark gives us fever dreams.  Flowers are apetalous nothings but given its abundance of attributes, expecting showy petals is akin to disappointment in the physical shortcomings of the Duke in The Bridgertons.   The Polylepis species we have observed in adjoining Argentina basically grew in rock with roots reaching down to moist soil so best in a lean, mineral-based soil that drains well.  Small plants that will grow quickly.  The collector speculated Z6b hardiness but ours has only gone to 10F with no damage