Zenobia pulverulentaZenobia pulverulenta

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Zenobia pulverulenta
  • PRONUNCIATION:
    ze-NO-be-uh pul-ver-u-LEN-tuh
  • COMMON NAME: Zenobia
  • FAMILY: Ericaceae
  • NATIVITY: North Carolina to Florida in the coastal plain
  • GROWTH HABIT: Low suckering shrub with arching branches.
  • SIZE: 2 - 3' (6') tall and suckering over a limited area
  • HARDINESS: Zone 5 - 9
  • CULTURE: Native to bogs and wet areas but performs well in normal garden
    conditions. Full sun results in the best foliage color.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Ideal plant for massing and naturalizing. May work well as an
    isolated plant mixed into an herbaceous border.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, oval to oblong, entire to serrate-crenate margin, 1 - 3" long.
    The leaves of most plants exhibit a silver cast on the foliage. This is quite variable
    and in extreme cases is an outstanding effect in the landscape. Foliage is
    semievergreen to deciduous.
  • BUDS:
  • BARK:
  • FLOWERS: Small white flowers occur in the axils of the leaves in May - June.
    The individual flowers resemble those of Pieris.
  • FRUIT: Brown capsule.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:
    • `Winter Star' - lavender pink, single, 3 1/4'

 

 

 

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