A rare shrub or eventually small tree, Maddenia hypoleuca has cherry-like dark green leaves, which are tinged bronze or purple when they emerge in spring.
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A rare shrub or eventually small tree, Maddenia hypoleuca has cherry-like dark green leaves, which are tinged bronze or purple when they emerge in spring. Small clusters of attractive catkin-like flowers with conspicuous cluster of yellowish stamen emerge in Spring followed by small black fruit later in the year.
Maddenia hypoleuca is best suited for a position in sun or light dappled shade with shelter from cold wind.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Maddenia hypoleuca requires shelter from cold wind.
- Flowering Period: March - April.
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Maddenia hypoleuca grows to be a large shrub or eventually a very small tree.
- Height: 3 - 5 m (10 - 16 ft)
- Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, Fruit - Ornamental, Catkins, Rare and Unusual
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