Crowea saligna Andrews

Willow-leaved Crowea


Family: Rutaceae

Genus: Crowea

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 9 to 10

Size: To 3' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Lance-shaped leaves dotted with oil glands. Flowers pink, 5 petals, in late summer to mid winter. Moderately frost tolerant.

Crowea, with lance-shaped leaves, smooth on both sides, quite entire 3 flowers grow solitary from the bottom of the leaves close to the stem. (Bot. Repos.)

...it is rather a delicate plant, and should be kept in a dry and warm part of the greenhouse, where it will flower from the month of July, till November; growing three feet high, if planted in light sandy peat; and is easily propagated by cuttings (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 2: 79 in 1800.

Native to Australia.

'saligna' = willow in Latin.


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