Cedronella canariensis

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Cedronella canariensis (L.) Webb & Berthel.

Lamiaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   8

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: ternate

Shape: labiate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: cluster

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Growth form: erect

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Lamiales
Subordo:
Lamiineae

Cedronella canariensis is a perennial.

Naming

Cedronella canariensis was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Philip Barker Webb and Sabin Berthelot, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1845.

Taxonomy

Cedronella canariensis is the only species in the genus Cedronella which belongs to the family of the Lamiaceae (Mint Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have an upright growth and reach heights of 90 to 120 centimetres.

Leaves

Cedronella canariensis is deciduous. The ternate leaves are opposite. The lanceolate leaflets are crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cedronella canariensis produces cluster of erect, pink labiate flowers in July.

The perennials produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Cedronella canariensis is native to the Canary Islands, the Azores and Madeira.

Cultivation

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

Uses

The ornamental value of Cedronella canariensis lies especially in its fragrance. The recommended planting distance is 60 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited as container plant.

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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