Andromeda polifolia 'NIKKO'

Andromeda polifolia
Andromeda polifolia 'NIKKO'
bog rosemary, marsh andromeda
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.2-0.6m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS pink
BLOOMING TIME April - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 2   (down to -45°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
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Bog rosemary is a low growing shrub from mountainous parts of Europe and Asia. It comes from moist and wet moors and woodlands. It is one of the few plants that survived Ice Age.

Nikko is my favourite bog rosemary with green foliage and profusion of flowers. Leaves are rosemary-like, linear-lance-shaped, 2-3 cm long. Urn-shaped, pink flowers appear in abundance from end April until early summer. It is a slow growing, mound-forming groundcover.

It loves moist to wet places with humus-rich, cool, and acidic soil. Grow it in constant moisture or even a boggy location in full sun or partial shade. It needs to be mulched as drying out quickly ends up in losing leaves along the stems. Pest and disease free. Extremely hardy to -45°C but dislikes heat over 40°C.

Last update 09-01-2009
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  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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