Lophomyrtus x ralphii 'Kathryn'
'Kathryn' is one of several cultivars of Lophomyrtus x ralphii, a hybrid of the New Zealand native species Lophomyrtus bullata (ramarama) and Lophomyrtus obcordata (rohutu). Leaves are oval, 1-2 cm long, puckered, deep purplish red with green. Creamy white flowers during summer, 1 cm across, followed by reddish purple berries.
Prefers a sunny or partially shaded position in well-drained soil. Tolerates moderate frosts. Responds well to clipping.
Attractive contrasting plant. Widely used for hedging purposes. Foliage suitable for floral art.
Type of plantShrub - Evergreen
Size2-3 m tall, 1.5-2 m wide
Landscape Usefoliage colour and texture, hedge, filler, cut foliage
- Temperature: Half hardy
- Light: Medium High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Medium
- Wind tolerance: Average
- Coastal tolerance: Average