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Heliotropium arborescens

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Heliotropium arborescens Common Heliotrope, Garden Heliotrope, Cherry Pie,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

Woody evergreen perennial with dark green, velvety foliage and tiny clustered flowers in summer and autumn. Plant where the delicious sweet vanilla-cherry fragrance of the flowers can be truly appreciated. Great for attracting butterflies and beneficial insects into the garden also. Grows to 1m tall and 2m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Boraginaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue, Purple
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate