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Brassaiopsis mitis (Brassaiopsis mitis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Brassaiopsis mitis

Other names

Brassaiopsis mitis

Genus

Brassaiopsis Brassaiopsis

Species

B. mitis - B. mitis is an upright, deciduous, borderline hardy tree with a spiny trunk and sparsely spiny stems bearing palmate, veined, rough, mid- to dark green leaves, cut deeply approximately one-third from the leaf base, then divided into oblong to elliptic leaflets, all flushed silvery-white when young. Leaves are palmate, without the deep cut, at maturity. Pendent racemes bearing dense, spherical umbels of pale yellow flowers occasionally bloom on mature plants in summer. Flowers are followed by purple-black fruit.


Brassaiopsis mitis is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Pale-yellow, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Protect young plants from slug and snail damage.

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Slugs , Snails Mealybugs , Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation

Propagation information is incomplete. Satisfactory results might occur with sowing seed at 15-21C in autumn or spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Brassaiopsis mitis (Brassaiopsis mitis) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial to full shade. Avoid direct, hot afternoon sun. Hardy to -10C. Shelter from cold, drying winds & protect from hard frosts. Apply a thick winter mulch in the coldest areas of its growing range. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright filtered light. In growth, water moderately, feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Brassaiopsis mitis

Other names

Brassaiopsis mitis

Genus

Brassaiopsis Brassaiopsis

Species

B. mitis - B. mitis is an upright, deciduous, borderline hardy tree with a spiny trunk and sparsely spiny stems bearing palmate, veined, rough, mid- to dark green leaves, cut deeply approximately one-third from the leaf base, then divided into oblong to elliptic leaflets, all flushed silvery-white when young. Leaves are palmate, without the deep cut, at maturity. Pendent racemes bearing dense, spherical umbels of pale yellow flowers occasionally bloom on mature plants in summer. Flowers are followed by purple-black fruit.

Native to

Himalayas, India, Nepal

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Protect young plants from slug and snail damage.

Specific pests

Mealybugs , Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation

Propagation information is incomplete. Satisfactory results might occur with sowing seed at 15-21C in autumn or spring.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Brassaiopsis mitis (Brassaiopsis mitis) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial to full shade. Avoid direct, hot afternoon sun. Hardy to -10C. Shelter from cold, drying winds & protect from hard frosts. Apply a thick winter mulch in the coldest areas of its growing range. Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in bright filtered light. In growth, water moderately, feed monthly.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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