Aristotelia fruticosa

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Aristotelia fruticosa Hook.f.

Elaeocarpaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Malvanae
Ordo:
Elaeocarpales
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Aristotelia fruticosa is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Aristotelia fruticosa was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aristotelia fruticosa is a species in the genus Aristotelia which contains approximately 8 to 9 species and belongs to the family of the Elaeocarpaceae (Elaeocarpus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 1,2 to 1,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Aristotelia fruticosa is evergreen. The simple leaves are opposite. They are elliptic, serrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aristotelia fruticosa produces panicles of white cup-shaped flowers.

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Aristotelia fruticosa is native to New Zealand.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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