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Physalis Alkekengi

Physalis Alkekengi

Physalis Alkekengi is also known as Chinese Lantern. It is an attractive plant known for its surprising fruit,... read more

Physalis Alkekengi is also known as Chinese Lantern. It is an attractive plant known for its surprising fruit, an edible orange berry enclosed in an orange red calyx similar to a lantern. This plant is sometimes called Winter Cherry because these fruits arrive in the Winter in China where it originated. Cold resistant it can withstand temperatures of -25ºC.


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Physalis Alkekengi - 1 shrub A12565 - Physalis Alkekengi

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    Physalis Alkekengi

    Physalis Alkekengi is also known as Chinese Lantern. It is an attractive plant known for its surprising fruit, an edible orange berry enclosed in an orange red calyx similar to a lantern. This plant is sometimes called Winter Cherry because these fruits arrive in the Winter in China where it originated. Cold resistant it can withstand temperatures of -25ºC.

    Details Physalis Alkekengi

    • Blooms: May - June
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Flower colour: orange
    • Edible Fruit
    • Full grown: 6 months
    • Full grown height: 80 cm - 100 cm
    • Full grown width: 60 cm - 80 cm
    • Plant location: sunny
    • Plant depth: 17 cm
    • Plant spacing: 40 cm
    • Hardiness: -5 Celsius
    • Preferred soil: Well drained

    How to take care of Physalis Alkekengi

    A well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter is ideal. They do not mind acidic or alkaline soil. Once established a yearly application of a balanced fertiliser such as blood, fish and bone in the spring is all they need.

    Too much feed will produce lots of lush green growth at the expense of flowers and fruit. Young plants only need dead material removed for the first three years while they get established. Thereafter prune in early to mid-summer after harvesting by removing and straggly weak or damaged growth.

    Overcrowded shoots should be thinned out – remove a number down to the base this will encourage the growth of new strong shoots to replace the old. To encourage more flowering laterals, remove the tips of young shoots.

    They are extremely hardy and have excellent drought resistance once established. They are self-fertile but planting them in close proximity to another will improve pollination and increase your crop. Easily propagated by seed or by cutting.

    Customer reviews

    Julia C. from Newcastle

    Great value on plants that would cost a great deal more at a garden centre. I’ll keep on buying from gardens4you.

          Excellent
    07-01-2021

    Reginald E., Leeds

    Quick delivery, well packaged , healthy plants.Will use again.

         Excellent
    19-01-2021

    Graham I. from Otley West Yorkshire

    First class products with a prompt service to match. Will definitely place further orders.

          Excellent
    22-01-2021

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