An open ornamental shrub or small tree which grows to about 2.5–3 m, with glossy green willow like leaves and long funnel shaped fragrant yellow flowers. It can be clipped like a hedge and responds well to pruning in summer, but is probably best grown as a small tree here in the Algarve. Drought resistant and tolerant to high temperatures once established. All parts of this plant are toxic if eaten, but otherwise it is quite harmless. It is frost tender so needs some protection, but even if damaged by frost it can be lightly pruned in Spring to remove any damage. It responds well to pruning and can be formed into a much denser bush if required, it is worth mentioning that in many tropical countries it is used as a hedge. Minimal watering in winter, but make sure they get plenty in late spring until they are well established.
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.