Iberis semperflorens L.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Iberis semperflorens' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/iberis/iberis-semperflorens/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
calcareous
Relating to lime- or chalk-rich soils or water.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Iberis semperflorens' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/iberis/iberis-semperflorens/). Accessed 2020-01-18.

An evergreen shrub up to 2 ft high of bushy shape, free from down. Leaves narrowly obovate, rounded at the apex, tapered to the base, 34 to 212 in. long, 14 to 12 in. wide, dark dull green, not toothed. Flowers white or tinged with pink, fragrant, produced in crowded, flattish racemes 1 to 2 in. long and wide. Seed-pod 38 in. wide, 14 in. long, very slightly notched at the apex.

Native of S. Italy and Sicily, often in calcareous soil; introduced in 1679. In shape and size of leaf it resembles I. gibraltarica, but the latter is well distinguished by its toothed foliage, also by the more distinctly notched seed-pod. I. semperflorens is the tenderest of these shrubby candytufts. Suitable for sunny places on the south coast. Its flowering season is from November to April.


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