Celmisia ramulosa

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Celmisia ramulosa Hook.f.

Asteraceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Celmisia ramulosa is a shrub.

Naming

Celmisia ramulosa was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1867. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Celmisia ramulosa is a species in the genus Celmisia which contains approximately 85 to 90 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 15 to 25 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Celmisia ramulosa is evergreen. The green, simple leaves are whorled. They are linear.

Flowers and Fruits

Celmisia ramulosa produces solitary white many-stellate flowers from May to June.

The shrubs produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Celmisia ramulosa is native to New Zealand.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

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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