Radermachera ?Summerscent? is a great screening plant option, possessing an evergreen foliage rich in colour and prolifically flowers throughout the year. definitely worth considering as an option for screening and with the correct pruning an excellent choice for a specimen plant - grows between 2-3m tall and approx. 1.5m wide

Radermachera ‘Summerscent'

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Description: Radermachera ‘Summerscent', commonly known as Summerscent China Doll, is an evergreen shrub or small tree prized for its lush, glossy foliage and fragrant flowers. This cultivar is particularly valued for its compact form and pleasant fragrance, making it an excellent choice for gardens, patios, and indoor settings.

Flowers:

  • Blooms: The plant produces clusters of trumpet-shaped, creamy white flowers, typically blooming in the warmer months. The flowers add a delicate touch of color and are highly ornamental.
  • Fragrance: The flowers have a strong, pleasant fragrance that is especially noticeable in the evening.

Foliage:

  • Leaves: The leaves are glossy, dark green, and finely divided, creating a delicate, fern-like appearance. The foliage remains attractive throughout the year.
  • Seasonal Color: The foliage maintains its deep green color year-round in suitable climates.

Fruit:

  • Fruit: The plant rarely produces fruit. When it does, it forms long, slender seed pods that are not significant for ornamental value.

Form and Size:

  • Size: Typically grows 1.5-3 meters tall and 1-2 meters wide when grown outdoors. It can be pruned to maintain a smaller size when grown in containers or as an indoor plant.
  • Habit: Upright and bushy with a well-branched structure, making it suitable for various landscape uses and as an indoor plant.

Growing Conditions:

  • Climate: Thrives in tropical to subtropical climates and is suitable for various regions in Australia. It can be grown indoors in cooler climates.
  • Soil: Prefers well-draining, fertile soils but can adapt to a variety of soil types, including sandy and loamy soils. Avoid waterlogged conditions.
  • Sunlight: Best grown in bright, indirect light when indoors. When grown outdoors, it prefers partial shade to full sun.
  • Watering: Regular watering is essential, especially during the establishment phase. Allow the top layer of soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering.

Uses:

  • Ornamental Plant: Highly valued for its attractive foliage and fragrant flowers.
  • Houseplant: Suitable as a houseplant due to its manageable size and decorative appeal.
  • Garden Plant: Ideal for sheltered garden positions, patios, and balconies.
  • Containers: Perfect for growing in containers, making it versatile for indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Accent Plant: Can be used as an accent plant in larger landscapes or mixed borders in suitable climates.

Maintenance:

  • Pruning: Prune to maintain shape and remove dead or diseased wood. Pinching back new growth can encourage a bushier habit.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth and vibrant foliage color.
  • Pests and Diseases: Monitor for common indoor plant pests such as spider mites, aphids, and scale insects. Maintain good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

Notes:

  • Hardiness: Hardy in USDA zones 10-12. In cooler regions of Australia, grow indoors or provide protection from frost.
  • Companion Plants: Pair with other tropical and subtropical plants such as ferns, peace lilies, and anthuriums to create a lush indoor garden.

Propagation: Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or by seed.

Radermachera ‘Summerscent'

Common Name: Summerscent China Doll

Botanical Name: Radermachera ‘Summerscent'

Family: Bignoniaceae

Origin: Cultivated variety of Radermachera sinica