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purple gromwell "Heavenly Blue"

Lithodora diffusa "Heavenly Blue"
Low, prostrate, dense growing evergreen shrub (H 10-15 cm, W 30-60 cm). Leaves ovate (1-3 cm), hairy, dark green. Flowers simple (1-1,2 cm), star-shaped, bright blue. Flowering period: June-August.
Sunny shady position

These plants grow good in partial shade or shade undergrowth, they can tolerate some moderate sunlight as well.

Conifer deciduous tree with plant

Decidious have woody stems (i. e. tree trunk and branches) and are also called woody plants or trees. Leaves are normally broad, soft and thin.

Sour soil request

This group includes plants that cannot tolerate limestone (chalk) and need acidic soils to grow normally, this is soil, of which pH must lower tahn 6. According to pH value (acidity and alkalinity), soil can be either acidic, neutral or alkaline, with intermediate levels. Fertile, quality garden soils of most gardens and parks are  slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6-7) and suit most of plants. If soil contains a lot of calcium (limy soils), it is alkaline soil. Acidic soils contain much less calcium, they can be richer in humus. Some acidic soils are washed out and poor in plant nutrients. Plants like, for example most of the rhododendrons, heather, camelias and bluberries, grow normally only in distinctively acidic soils, so such soil must be attained when planting. Most of other plants do grow well in slightly acidic soils, but grow as well also in neutral soils with a bit higher calcium content.

Deciduous evergreen plant partially true

Leaves or needles remain on the plant for several consecutive years, usually 2 to 5 years. Our descriptions contain the word evergreen.

Presumed strength

Plant can in otherwise appropriate environment survive cold down to - 23 °C.

Soil humidity

Porous or dry soils are normally light and loose, there is no stagnant water but relatively quickly flows in deeper layers; such ground are more airy and warmer, yet drier and usually contain less humus and for such undergrowth it is often to for drought to appear (e. g. rockgardens, walls, by paths and roads, on gravel, also on gravel surface in towns and close to buildings ...), plants of such undergrowth need well-drained soil, they tolerate drought but cannot tolerate constant moisture or even flooding.

Growth shape

Woody plant, normally branched at the ground level into several side stems, usually lacks of a dominant stem. Tree top can be of different shapes, dense or thin, symetric or uneven. Most shrubs reach a height of 1 to 2 metres, but some can grow much higher (up to 8 m); some can grow into very low or carpet-like forms.

Lithodora diffusa "Heavenly Blue" |P
Lithodora diffusa "Heavenly Blue" |P
SKU: 00019205
Delivery date: expected up to 7 days after receiving the goods
Availability MOGA:
Informational stock: 1
3.60 € /KOS
3.29 € Excluding tax
Products specifications
Attribute name Attribute value
Basic leaf / needles colour
Basic leaf colour
Jesenska barvitost Ne
Suitable for acidic soil yes
Fruit blossom period/season ne
Deciduous / Evergreen evergreen shrub
Height of growth shrubsdwarf - up to 0,5 m
Plant Type Deciduous tree
Width of growth width up to 1 m
Durability No
Position/Location Partial shade to shade
Blossom season/time June-August
Moisture/Humidity dry soil
Hibernation winter hardy -18 to -23 °C
Rastlin na m2 8-12
Fruit edibility no

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