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Helwingia chinensis (Chinese helwingia)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helwingia chinensis

Other names

Chinese helwingia

Genus

Helwingia Helwingia

Species

H. chinensis - H. chinensis is an upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with lance-shaped, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves, flushed red to maroon when young, and small clusters of tiny, greenish-white flowers blooming from the leaf midribs in late spring. Flowers are followed by maroon fruit.


Helwingia chinensis is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Upright

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red in Spring; Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Helwingia chinensis (Chinese helwingia) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Woodland, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, shaded site. Male and female plants must be planted together to produce fruit.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Helwingia chinensis

Other names

Chinese helwingia

Genus

Helwingia Helwingia

Species

H. chinensis - H. chinensis is an upright to spreading, evergreen shrub with lance-shaped, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves, flushed red to maroon when young, and small clusters of tiny, greenish-white flowers blooming from the leaf midribs in late spring. Flowers are followed by maroon fruit.

Native to

Eastern Asia

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Greenish-white in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red in Spring; Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helwingia chinensis (Chinese helwingia) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Woodland, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in moist or moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, shaded site. Male and female plants must be planted together to produce fruit.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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