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Leptodermis oblonga 'Baby Lilac'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Leptodermis oblonga 'Baby Lilac'

Baby Lilac Leptodermis

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Item #: 10545

Zones: 5a to 8b


Height: 48" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Leptodermis oblonga is a western China native in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) that's been quite impressive and easy to grow in our trials. Leptodermis oblonga makes a 4' tall x 3' wide shrub-like mass of upright woody stems clothed in small, Salvia greggii-shaped leaves. For us, Leptodermis oblonga 'Baby Lilac' flowers continuously from mid-May through September with an abundance of clusters of butterfly-attracting, small, light lavender flowers...truly a show stopper.