British clone which has yellow-rimmed (gradually hardening to dusky ivory) dark leathery oval leaves; A favorite for bonsai, also making an excellent showy pot subject; although for us is hardy in zone 6, this very showy cultivar can and will burn if planted where it receives bright winter sun. We follow the European and Asian nomenclature and consider the slim lime yellow-rimmed form (with narrower outline) to be 'Elegantissima' and the bright gold oval leaved form to be 'Sunburst.' These various clone names are very very mixed up in the nursery trade.
|Cultural Code||HP CGH HH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×