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Begonia dregei (Maple leaf begonia)

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Begonia dregei

Other names

Maple leaf begonia

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Species

B. dregei - B. dregei has maple-like green leaves, slightly red beneath and sometimes spotted grey, and single white flowers in late summer.


Begonia dregei is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green, Spotted, Cream in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Thrips Vine weevil , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Thrips

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Begonia dregei (Maple leaf begonia) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in well-drained humus-rich, neutral or acid soil. Grows best in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area. Provide good ventilation and reduce humidity when flowering. Waterwhen in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at alt

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Begonia dregei

Other names

Maple leaf begonia

Genus

Begonia Begonia

Species

B. dregei - B. dregei has maple-like green leaves, slightly red beneath and sometimes spotted grey, and single white flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are scented

Habit

Arching, Bushy, Clump-forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green, Spotted, Cream in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil , Caterpillars , Mealybugs , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Begonia dregei (Maple leaf begonia) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean, Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant outdoors in well-drained humus-rich, neutral or acid soil. Grows best in good (but not direct light) in a frost-free area. Provide good ventilation and reduce humidity when flowering. Waterwhen in growth and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser at alt

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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