Black Stallion are Beautifully dark gloss leaved hedging shrubs x 5. Lophomyrtus x ralphii border rockery plants.
The plants you will recieve in this listing will be 14 to 20cm tall. They will be in individual 50 by 70mm pots. They will be multi branched and have established roots and they will be ready to plant into garden
Black Stallion Plants
Lophomyrtus x ralphii
This stunning dark leaved variety make great fast, low to medium sized hedging.
The deep red/purple foliage adds dark gardening contrasts.
They can be grown as a short hedge of 20cm if you want or you can let them grow up to around 1.5 metres tall.
Compact medium shrub,
Moderate growth rate.
Tolerates light frost and coastal conditions
Low water requirements once established
Native to New Zealand
Full sun – part shade
New growth starts as red and then mature to the dark near black tones that they are famous for.
White flower clusters in spring
Apart from the obvious hedging, topiary, bonsai and privacy screening uses, it is also attractive as background, border plant, pot plants etc.
The new growth is fine and very easy to trim.
The frosts of winter deepen the purple hue of its foliage
For hedging the following rule works quite well.
Plant your plants 20% closer than what you want the final height of your hedge to be.
Eg: For a 100cm hedge plant them 80cm apart
For a 50cm hedge plant them 40cm apart
For a 25 cm hedge plant them 20cm apart
For hedges over 1 metre tall I suggest that you plant them 80cm apart as this closer planting will ensure a tighter hedge from top to bottom.
Plant pick-up also available
By appointment only
From Croydon Victoria
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