Plectranthus ecklonii

A succulent forest shrub which bears striking white flowers.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 1.2m x 1.5m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 2m x 2m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A dense, freely-branching shrub with aromatic mid to dark-green leaves.  It bears large sprays of white flowers carried on stalks above the foliage.

This is one of the larger species of Plectranthus and combines well when planted in the background, with one of the shorter varieties in front.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts a host of pollinating insects which in turn attract insect-eating birds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Forest understory in moist coastal forests.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.
Can be cut back severely after flowering to maintain a neat appearance as it does tend to scramble.
Seldom attacked by pests due to their aromatic leaves.

GARDEN THEMES:
Forest

LANDSCAPING USES:
Useful background plant for a mixed border under large trees.
FLOWERS:
FOLIAGE:
CULTIVATION:
Easily grown from cuttings.

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