Real World Gardener Lovely Luculia in Plant of the Week

August 31st, 2018


Luculia gratissima


The shrub featured this week is an old fashioned shrubs but with outstanding features.

And just like undersized potatoes or oversized apples, they who make decision in the big stores that sell plants, have decided that they won’t be available to the home gardener.

So if you’re looking for a winter flower shrub or small tree with masses of pink fragrant flowers, this one’s for you?


Luculia gratissima

Let’s find out more…

I'm talking with the plant panel: Karen Smith, editor of Hort Journal and Jeremy Critchley, The Green Gallery wholesale nursery owner.


While the flowers make an impressive display, the leaves not so much.

The foliage shall we say get’s a little untidy, but gardeners grow it for the flowers not the leaves.

You can prune mature Luculias quite hard to tidy them up, should you be lucky enough to have one growing in your garden.

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