(Pepperwood) An unusual evergreen plant native to the South Island of New Zealand, Pseudowintera colorata has leaves which are creamy-white in colour with the younger leaves dashed with pink and red.
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An unusual evergreen plant native to the South Island of New Zealand, Pseudowintera colorata has leaves which are creamy-white in colour with the younger leaves dashed with pink and red. In late spring delicate and very pretty star-shaped, creamy-yellow flowers appear on the underside of the branches.
Pseudowintera colorata is a lovely garden shrub with handsome, colourful leaves.
- Position: Sheltered with full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, neutral or acid soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Pseudowintera colorata requires shelter from cold winter winds and prefers a mild, warm climate.
- Flowering Period: April.
- Flower Colour: Creamy yellow
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Pseudowintera colorata grows to be a small or eventually medium sized branching shrub.
- Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
- Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
- Notes: Please be aware that Pseudowintera colorata can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter (if not in a very mild area), if caught by frost or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m)
- Growing Conditions
- Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowers in Spring, Foliage - Gold/Yellow, Suitable for Containers