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  • trefoil
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Lotus hirsutus

trefoil

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3 litre pot £14.99 £11.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)

    A small shrubby-perennial with erect stems and pretty, white, pea-like flowers flushed with pink. The flowers appear from late summer to early autumn and are followed by reddish-brown seed pods. As the name suggests, the leaves are covered with tiny hairs that give a silvery effect. Originally from the Mediterranean and Portugal, this evergreen plant can cope with drought once established and associates well with other silver-leaved plants. However, as it comes from much drier countries, it doesn't like being wet in winter.

  • Garden care: Protect plants in winter from excessive wet and if you live in a colder part of the country, the protect from hard frosts.
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