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Clianthus puniceus


By Siris

Clianthus puniceus (Clianthus puniceus (Kaka Beak))

An evergreen tender scrambling shrub to 2.5m+, with red parrot bill like flowers. Placed against back fence to hide it. Protection given by glass sheet till warmer. Next to my Actinidia kolomikta, which is deciduous, leaving the fence looking bare in winter

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Hi will it be hardy enough ?

I did have two until 2012 winter done away with the both of them mine was Red something ? never bothered since

12 Feb, 2016


I hope so Gg, have a deciduous Campsis, on another fence doing Ok and the Maurandya, which is quoted as tender is still green, neither of these 2 have protection, which I am giving the Clianthus, whilst still young.

12 Feb, 2016


Hopefully it will do well for you....

16 Feb, 2016


I hope so too, especially after the stiff frost yesterday morning.

17 Feb, 2016


it was minus 4 with me on Tuesday !!!

17 Feb, 2016


Gg, Lowest with me so far, zero, Clianthus still perky, but ponds had a covering of ice the other day, Sarracenia in there, would have liked to keep them under the carport for longer, but not to be.

17 Feb, 2016


Hb, that is good to hear, you being much further north to me, but mine is still a baby, so wrapped up well.

19 Feb, 2016


Our neighbour grew hers in a pot for some time and it survived a couple of bad winters...

19 Feb, 2016


And then, Dd?

19 Feb, 2016

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