Carmichaelia enysii

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Carmichaelia enysii Kirk

Fabaceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: pea-shaped
Fruit: not specified

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Carmichaelia enysii is a shrub.

Naming

Carmichaelia enysii was described by Thomas Kirk. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Carmichaelia enysii is a species in the genus Carmichaelia which contains approximately 45 to 59 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Carmichaelia enysii is deciduous. The leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Carmichaelia enysii produces racemes of purple pea-shaped flowers from June to August.


Root System

Distribution

Carmichaelia enysii is native to New Zealand.

Cultivation

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

Uses

The ornamental value of Carmichaelia enysii lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for rockeries.

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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