Plant Guide

Luculia gratissima

Luculia gratissima

pink swa

Medium to large evergreen shrub or sometimes a small tree with ovate to lance-shaped leaves which turn orange-red before falling. Very fragrant, tubular, rosy pink flowers in terminal large clusters of about 15 cm across during winter.

Prefers a sheltered position in partial shade. Prune after flowering to prevent the shrub from becoming straggly. Tolerates light frosts only. If frost damage has occurred, but is not too severe, the plant will recover after cutting it back to healthy leaves.

Type of plant

Shrub - Evergreen


2 - 3 m tall

Landscape Use

fragrance, flower display


  • Temperature: Half hardy Frost tender
  • Light: Medium
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Medium
  • Wind tolerance: Low