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Prostanthera cuneata


Prostanthera cuneata (Prostanthera cuneata)

An evergreen small shrub with lovely aromatic foliage. It's sometimes called New Zealand or Alpine Mint Bush. I've grown this in all three of my gardens, but I've never seen one this covered in flower. It obviously loves its south-facing position. :) Bees love it too.



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What a stunner!

9 Jun, 2017

 

Wow, where did you get this? It's beautiful, I've never heard of this plant. I'm looking for a small evergreen shrub that is attractive to bees, looks like it ticks all the boxes. Just what I need.

10 Jun, 2017

 

Yes numbersfarn. Its underappreciated I would say. Not very hard to find, but not common either. Cant honestly recall where I found this one..best to google ot perhaps, or ask your local nurseryman.

10 Jun, 2017

 

Thank you Karen, will definitely track it down, I see you are Scotland way, so it should thrive ok here for me in Lincolnshire.

11 Jun, 2017

 

Given sunshine, yes it will thrive. You have similar growing comditions to us. I grew up in Lincs. And I always think that South Angus is very similar. Lots of farming of cereals and soft fruit. I'm not sure about the soil ph..we are pretty neutral but slightly acidic in some areas. Clay subsoil with a nice sandy loam above.

11 Jun, 2017

 

We have only been here just under two years, came up from Hertfordshire, but we love it here, just south of Lincoln. It does seem to be extremely windy!!! Unless it is getting windier everywhere. Last week was more like autumn, the plants have taken a real bashing! More stakes and ties had to be put in place. If I manage to find one of these lovely shrubs locally, I shall keep it and plant it up in the autumn, (after I have moved a couple of things round), if not, shall order one on line.

13 Jun, 2017

 

I fear that everywhere is getting windier Numbers...and perhaps your last location was sheltered. if it gets much windier here I fear we may take off aka Dorothy! Not too bad today though.

13 Jun, 2017



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