confusa

S. confusa

S. confusa

S. confusa seedlings four months from sowing. Pretreatment given to seeds before sowing, chilling followed by heating.

S. confusa seedlings four months from sowing. Pretreatment given to seeds before sowing, chilling followed by heating.

 

S. confusa with berries

S. confusa with berries

S. confusa

Description Species
Named by. Sealy
Species / var. confusa   AGM
Hardy hardy
Height & spread m 2 x 2
Root system main stem, fibrous roots
suckering, stoloniferous. no
Branched densely
Young branches very fine downy hairs
longitudinal ribbed no
stem colour light green
Leaves per 10 cm stem  11
Leaves, size, mm. 3-6.5 x 2-2.3,
size ratio 2.4 : 1
leaves fixing, view from apex
leaf shape elliptic, wavy
leaf apex acuminate to acute
leaf midrib elevated, top / underside no / yes
leaf base cuneate to obtuse
leaf margins entire, flat
leaf veins trip
leaf surface glabrous, thin leathery
leaf margin revolute flat, wavey
leaf colour above dark green, shiny
leaf colour below pale green
petiole length mm 4-6
Inflorescence, racemes/capitate capitate
length, mm 8
rachis short
bracts 2, ovate, 1 – 1.5 long
flower colour white
fragrant very
flowering period 5/1 – 30/1
male flowers, from apex 1-6
bracteoles  2
tepals, colour 4, ovate, pink at base
anthers, length, colour 2, cream
filament, length mm.colour 10, white
pollen colour white
female flower, number 1-2
female flower length, mm (fl. + pedicel.) 5-5.5  long
bracteoles, shape 4-6,ovate, 1 – 1.5 long
tepals, shape, size mm 4,persistent, cream
Fruit many
shape subglobose
colour green to red finally black
size, length,  diam, mm 10 x 8
styles, number 2 or 3 on same branch
calyx 4 x 2
Seed colour dark brown, shiney
number of seeds 1-3
seed size, length, diam, mm 6 x 4
when seed  ripe winter
Collection, region China
Date C 1908, Wilson
Hardiness Z6
Source J R Sealy
Notes RHS
Accession No  2003402105