Lithodora Diffusa Alba

 

The delicate, starry flowers of this shrubby perennial are clear white. Evergreen, where hardy, and originates from the scrublands and woodland edges of forests from southwestern Europe to Turkey. Low, scrambling, densely-branched plant. Small, lance-shaped to needle-like leaves cover purple gromwell throughout the year. These are hairy and deep green. In late spring to early summer it becomes covered with many small, starry, white flowers. The bee-pollinated blooms are followed by inconspicuous, brown fruits. Height 4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm Width 16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm.

 

Full to partial sun. Must be perfectly drained and slightly acid to neutral.

 

General Alpine Planting and care

  • Water the Alpine thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Alpine is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Alpine and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring