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Item ID: 266
Genus: Clianthus
Plant Lists: Plants For Cutting, Winter Bloomers, Great for Containers, Hummingbirds
Plant Type: Shrub
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Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’
“White Lobster Claw”

Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’ “White Lobster Claw” Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’ “White Lobster Claw”

THE plant everyone goes nuts over at our Spring parties! Nearly extinct in its native habitat, this spectacular multi-branching New Zealand shrub has thick stems & rather resembles a 3-5’ tall tree fern with arching tropical branches to 3’ long. Come Spring, exotic pure white 2.5-3” nectar filled “parrot’s beaks” hang all along the branches – at least fifteen per branch! Birds love it! Lovely evergreen pinnate foliage. Can be grown in a barrel-sized container or espaliered against a fence. Easy & fast in rich soil, top-dress with compost several times a year. Cut branches are fab in a vase! Hardy to 13° F.

Annie

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Avg/Low Water

Shrub
USDA zones 8-11

Item ID: 266
Genus: Clianthus
Plant Lists: Plants For Cutting, Winter Bloomers, Great for Containers, Hummingbirds
Plant Type: Shrub