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Coriaria terminalis var. xanthocarpa (Coriaria)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Coriaria terminalis var. xanthocarpa

Other names

Coriaria

Genus

Coriaria Coriaria

Species

C. terminalis var. xanthocarpa - C. terminalis var. xanthocarpa is a tender to borderline hardy, rhizomatous, deciduous subshrub with arching shoots bearing broadly lance-shaped, mid-green leaves, flushed red in autumn, and terminal racemes of green flowers from late spring into summer are followed by spherical, fleshy, translucent, yellow fruit.


Coriaria terminalis var. xanthocarpa is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Suckering

Toxicity

All parts, particularly seeds, are thought to be poisonous

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Flushed red, Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 2. May need to be cut back in severe winters.

Propagation

Sow at 13-16 in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Coriaria terminalis var. xanthocarpa (Coriaria) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Rock, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in deep, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. In frost-prone areas, protect with a dry winter mulch. Branches may die back in cold winters. A nitrogen-fixing plant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Coriaria terminalis var. xanthocarpa

Other names

Coriaria

Genus

Coriaria Coriaria

Species

C. terminalis var. xanthocarpa - C. terminalis var. xanthocarpa is a tender to borderline hardy, rhizomatous, deciduous subshrub with arching shoots bearing broadly lance-shaped, mid-green leaves, flushed red in autumn, and terminal racemes of green flowers from late spring into summer are followed by spherical, fleshy, translucent, yellow fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Suckering

Toxicity

All parts, particularly seeds, are thought to be poisonous


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Flushed red, Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 2. May need to be cut back in severe winters.

Propagation

Sow at 13-16 in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Coriaria terminalis var. xanthocarpa (Coriaria) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Rock, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in deep, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. In frost-prone areas, protect with a dry winter mulch. Branches may die back in cold winters. A nitrogen-fixing plant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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