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Lophomrytus x ralphi 'Black Beauty'


Lophomrytus x ralphi 'Black Beauty'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Compact erect bushy shrub with with brownish to cinnamon coloured bark. The broadly-ovate leaves blistered between the veins to give lush textured look. The leaves are a rich reddish purple, going darker in the cold months. It has small cream flowers in summer followed by reddish-purple berries. It may need some protection from frost when young, needs well drained soil that does not get too dry. Sun or semi shade.

 
Genus
Lophomrytus
Species   x ralphi
Cultivar   'Black Beauty'

Common name
Myrtle, Ramarama
Hybrid
L. bullata x L. obcordata

Family name
Myrtaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
2 m
Width
1 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Avoid dry soils / Soil must be well drained

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Immaculate / Indigenous / Nourishment / Sanctuary / Texture

Shrubs

Category
Medium, height between 1.5 to 3 metres
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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