The spot flowering habits of Hymenosporum ‘Luscious’

It’s no secret that this is one of my all time favourite small shrubs, I love it for it ability to grow in dry shade and still look green and succulent, I love it for its wonderful shape, sometimes lumpy sometimes perfectly mounded and I love the fact that it flowers when and if it feels like it! and I don’t mind as its other attributes outweigh its not particularly floriferous demeanour….

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However here are some photos of a specimen flowering in heavy, dry shade just to prove that it can 🙂

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Unfortunately I think I missed this particular plant in its prime of flower, but the ones still present are strongly scented and showing the white through to deep yellow contrast.
Now I will include some images to show that it really doesn’t need to flower all the time to still be a fantastic plant!

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Above is another specimen that is planted in heavy dry shade close to mature conifer trees, and we all know how badly they suck the moisture and life out of a soil.

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The image above shows the great shape that Hymenosporum ‘Luscious’ forms, the plant above is about 2 years old.

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Hymenosporum ‘Luscious’ grows to approximately .5 metre high x 1 metre wide, however I have seen them more like 1 metre high x 2 metres wide, but that was in full sun.

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They make excellent foliage contrast shrubs when planted in combination with fine leaved shrubs or plants with silver grey foliage.

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So I will continue to use them in my gardens and will also keep an eye out for ‘Luscious’ covered in flowers, but it really is ok with me if they aren’t…..

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