Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’

Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’ photographed at Pine Lodge Garden, St Austell, Cornwall, UK

Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’ (syn Clianthus puniceus ‘White Heron’) is a bushy shrub, 3–6 ft (90–180 cm) high. The much-divided (pinnate) green leaves are 3–6 in (7.5–15 cm) long, typical of a member of the pea family. The flowers are creamy white, up to 3 in (7.5 cm) long, and are borne in groups of up to 20.

Clianthus puniceus ‘Albus’ was said by the Maori to grow on the cliffs at Tiniroto, near Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand. In the UK this beautiful shrub needs to be grown against a south or south-west facing wall.

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