Biltia vaseyi A.Gray
Biltia vaseyi is a shrub.
Biltia vaseyi was already described and the name validly published by Asa Gray. It was John Kunkel Small, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .
The shrubs are comparatively fast-growing and reach heights of 2,5 to 5,5 metres.
Wood and Bark
Biltia vaseyi is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are alternate. They are elliptic, entire and petiolate. The leaves are around 5 to 20 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Biltia vaseyi produces umbels of pink campanulate flowers from April to May. The plants flower on last years shoots.
The shrubs produce septicidal capsules.
Biltia vaseyi is native to North Carolina.
The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should have a pH between 4 and 6. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- forests with low species diversity
Suited for moorland gardens and for rockeries, as well as suited as cemetery plant, specimen plant and as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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