Cassiope fastigiata (Wall.) D.Don
Cassiope fastigiata is a shrub.
Cassiope fastigiata was already described and the name validly published by Nathaniel Wallich. It was David Don, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1834.
Cassiope fastigiata is a species in the genus Cassiope which contains approximately 19 to 22 species and belongs to the family of the Ericaceae (Heath Family). The type species of the genus is Cassiope tetragona.
The shrubs reach heights of 15 to 25 centimetres.
Wood and Bark
Cassiope fastigiata is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are lanceolate.
Flowers and Fruits
Cassiope fastigiata produces solitary nodding, white campanulate flowers from April to May.
The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.
Cassiope fastigiata is native to the Himalaya and China.
The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Suited for rockeries.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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