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Care of the plant Convolvulus floridus or Morning-glory-tree.

Care of the plant Convolvulus floridus or Morning-glory-tree

The genus Convolvulus, family Convolvulaceae, includes 600 species of herbaceous climbing plants and shrubs with a cosmopolitan distribution. Some species are: Convolvulus floridus, Convolvulus althaeoides, Convolvulus canariensis, Convolvulus sabatius, Convolvulus cneorum, Convolvulus tricolor, Convolvulus sepium, Convolvulus mauritanicus.

Common names: Morning-glory-tree, Guadil. This species is native to the Canary Islands.

They are fast-growing evergreen shrubs highly branched from the base that reach 4 meters in height. The long, lanceolate leaves are bright green. The small but abundant white or pink flowers appear in clusters. They can bloom from late winter to early summer, depending on the weather.

They are used to form screens and shrub groups, as isolated specimens, in public parks and in large pots for patios and terraces.

Convolvulus floridus needs full sun exposure and a warm climate. They resist occasional frosts down to -1 ºC.

They grow in any very well drained soil even in poor, dry, sandy or stony soil.

Always water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry. They resist drought well.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune off withered flower clusters.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seed sown in spring and by cuttings in fall or spring.

Images of the plant Convolvulus floridus or Morning-glory-tree

Convolvulus floridus
Convolvulus floridus
Convolvulus floridus
 

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