Polyspora longicarpa 'MonSaPaRby' Plant Patent #27,505Item #8000 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 10
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This stately upright grower creates a beautiful focal point as a small tree or multi-trunked shrub. Plant in groups as a tall, natural background hedge. Shiny new red leaves accent the thick glossy leaves, providing a handsome backdrop for large single white flowers in late winter to early spring. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 12 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:Pah lee SPORE ah Lon gee CAR pahDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:ColumnarGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 12 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Winter to early spring.Flower color:WhiteFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Hosta (Hosta); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
- CareCare InformationProvide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer areas.Pruning time: spring, after flowering.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This Asian relative of Camellia and Stewartia comes from seed originally collected by plant explorer Daniel Hinkley in northwest Vietnam. MonSaPaRby' is a unique seedling selection was made by plantsman Richard Wells of Monrovia Nursery in Dayton, Oregon. The cultivar name 'MonSaPaRby' references the village SaPa in L'o Cai Province, near the spot where the original seed was collected.