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Maddenia hypoleuca
  • Maddenia hypoleuca

Maddenia hypoleuca

£35.00

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)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large, Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Not Fussy
Special Features
Flowering in Spring, Foliage - Purple/Red, Fruit - Ornamental, Catkins, Rare and Unusual