BlueBell Nursery - Trees & Shrubs - Hoheria - Hoheria populnea


Rare in the UK, Hoheria populnea is semi-evergreen and grows to be a large shrub or very small tree with masses of pure white flowers in summer. The flowers are attractive to insects, bees in particular. The leaves are oval and pointed, dark green in colour with a serrated edge and will usually stay on the plant only in a mild winter, falling if the weather turns cold.

Hoheria populnea is a lovely flowering garden plant but requires a warm, sheltered position out of strong winds and protection in cold winters.

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  • Position: Warm & sheltered position in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Borderline hardy. Hoheria populnea requires shelter from cold winter winds and can drop leaves in cold winters. Will suffer from  dieback after severe cold.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Hoheria populnea grows to be an upright, densely branching large shrub or eventually, small tree.
    • Height: up to 4 - 6 m (13 - 20 ft) - significantly smaller in cold areas.
    • Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
  • Notes: Hoheria populnea is a tricky plant to grow well in most parts of the U.K. and is best attempted by experienced gardeners who are prepared to protect it from winter cold.
  • Please be aware that Hoheria populnea can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter, if caught by cold or wind or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.


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