Sparrmannia africana

£7.50
1 in stock
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Jungly evergreen shrub with large, soft, bright green palmate leaves. These are attractive alone but also in spring-early summer produces white flowers with orange stamens which move when tickled!

Grow in loam based compost in full light. Potentially very big, but easily restricted by pruning, can be cut quite hard back in spring.

Common Name: African Hemp
Plant Family: Tiliaceae
Plant Type: Tender Shrub
POT SIZE/QUANTITY
9 cm
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Yes
Season of Interest
Spring to autumn
Sun or Shade
Sun
Height
tall (over 12 feet)
Minimum temperature
Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/Situation
Summer Patio
Planting Style
Exotic
Suggested Use
Growing in Pots
Flower Colour
White
Leaf Colour
Green
Habit/Shape
Bushy
Evergreen
Yes
Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 7 to 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

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Delivery Info
Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Hardy perennials bare rooted and 9 cm pots - up to 20 kg £6 - 8.50 Courier 2 - 5 days Up to 18 days
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £9.50 Courier 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£10 - £20** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£10 - £25** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

 

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