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Melianthus major

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By Amy2


Melianthus major

9 ft tall with no signs of winter damage , it hasn't stopped growing it has 5 new side stems plus new shoots at the top..



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That is big and looks great Amy is it not frost hardy then.?

27 Jan, 2020

 

My oh my wonderful

27 Jan, 2020

 

Jeez..must be the mild weather I guess. Fingers crossed for the next couple of months. Looks quite exotic.

27 Jan, 2020

 

Obviously very happy where it is Amy.......I hope ours doesn’t get that big tbt...... we haven’t given it that much space.!

27 Jan, 2020

 

Wow,that is beautiful,Amy ! How tall will it get eventually ? I do hope it will be ok till winter is over..

27 Jan, 2020

 

Lovely. It looks so healthy!

28 Jan, 2020

 

Fabulous Amy, how attractive it looks....

28 Jan, 2020

 

As I didn't know this plant I looked it up & found some interesting info on the RHS page:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/84304/Melianthus-major/Details

28 Jan, 2020

 

Thank you all , 3p frost isn't good for it -0 temp is about as much as it will happily take ,but it will survive in a sheltered area this one is mulched at its base to protect its roots , apparently I should cut it down to allow the new shoots to grow in the spring but I can't do that while it looks so healthy ,I'll see how it goes ... Sandra the average is about 6 ft tall according to Google ,this is a monster .

28 Jan, 2020

 

Fingers crossed it stays frost free for you.

28 Jan, 2020

 

Thank you Amy for letting me know . I dont think I would cut it back yet either it looks so good.

29 Jan, 2020



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