Ledum macrophyllum

From Hortipedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hortipedia Commons %LABEL_PRINTING QR Code

Ledum macrophyllum Tolm.

Ericaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: septicidal capsule

N999D / ffffff 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Ericales

Ledum macrophyllum is a shrub.

Naming

Ledum macrophyllum was described by Alexandr Innokentevich Tolmatchew in 1953. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ledum macrophyllum is a species in the genus Ledum which contains approximately 6 to 15 species and belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 60 to 150 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Ledum macrophyllum is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are oblanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Ledum macrophyllum produces umbels of white five-stellate flowers.

The shrubs produce septicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Ledum macrophyllum is native to Korea, Japan and Sakhalin.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

The ornamental value of Ledum macrophyllum lies especially in its fragrance.

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.

Non-commercial Links

es:Ledum macrophyllum

This might also interest you

Commercial Links