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Melastoma affine Alba

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Fast growing evergreen flowering shrub known as blue tongue, because the bushtucker fruits stain the tongue blue. White flowers with lime green centres, big oval leathery leaves. Super hedge in frost free areas, grows to around 2m. Prune to keep it neat.

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Melastoma affine Alba
DESCRIPTION: White flowers with bright yellow centres above large oval shaped foliage covered with tiny hairs. Flowering peaks during summer.
USES: Great for small hedges, pots and feature planting.
PLANTING: Plant in well drained soil in a sunny position. Mulch and water well until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks.
CARE: Prune after flowering to encourage dense growth habit and continued flowering. Reapply mulch and apply a slow release fertiliser during spring. Drought tolerant once established.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2 m H x up to 2 m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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