Ficus benjamina Danielle
Schefflera a. Gold Capella
Native to Bhutan, Pakistan and India this is the national flower of the Philippines, one of the three national flowers of Indonesia and the Jasmin that is used to flavour Jasmin Tea. We are pleased to offer this superb, tender, evergreen plant. Rare in production in the Uk. this lovely tropical Jasmin has large waxy deep green leaves and large clusters of waxy, white, intensely fragrant flowers, produced all summer and in warmer evnvironments, just about all year. This plant makes our propagating house a sensory pleasure each summer, with the fragrance of its flowers! Easy to grow, provided it is kept in a warm location, in a fertile, moist, well drained compost. A sheltered sunny patio is fine for the summer but when there is a chill in the air it must be taken into a frost protected greenhouse or conservatory. Our orginial mother plant came from a cutting I collected in the wild in the Philippines. It and its offspring, keep easily over winter in a minimum of 3-5C. they even produce the, occasional flower. With a larger frame than our normal garden Jasmins, it will probably require pruning to limit growth. This is best done in late April and will often encourage flowering. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost with 20% horticutural grit mixed in to aid drainage. This plant likes plenty of water in the growing season but does not like to be waterlogged.