Summer deciduous shrub that can reach up to a meter and a half in height, but generally reaches 0.90 or 1 m. Yellow pea flowers throughout spring. Anthylis is used to recover land after desertification in semiarid areas because of its association with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and nitrogen fixing bacteria. The branching is usually vertical, with silvery-grey leaves that are pinnately compound and grow up to 2cm long.
Its habitat is the dry scrub on the sandy slopes of the Mediterranean region, developing well on dry and limestone soils. Anthylis resists drought well, but does not tolerate frost, which is why it does not move away from the coastal region. In the garden, it needs to be kept away from wet areas, although it tolerates very poor soils, it will not tolerate waterlogging.
It is considered a good species to protect the soil from erosion. One of the advantages of this plant is that it accumulates organic matter and, therefore, increases the content of this component in the soil where it grows.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.