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PlantFiles: Luculia
Luculia grandifolia

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Luculia (lew-KEW-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: grandifolia (gran-dih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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By Samkaringal
Thumbnail #1 of Luculia grandifolia by Samkaringal


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Samkaringal On Apr 15, 2010, Samkaringal from Frankston Victoria
Australia wrote:

This is a most beautiful plant, I can recommend it!
I live in Melbourne, Australia, and have this growing in part shade against the side of my house. Our climate is coastal temperate, and it will tolerate strong winds. The flowers are pure white, 2.5cm across, in clusters, with the most wonderful strong fragrance. The soil is damp, but it rarely gets watered. The only downside is propagation. I have been trying for years, using various cuttings at different times of the year, with no avail. It probably need bottom heat to strike. This year I have attempted to collect seeds, and will try tip cuttings (a method recommended) in spring (September).

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