Luculia pinceana | Fragrant Pearl

Luculia pinceana | Fragrant Pearl

Regular price $29.00 Save $-29.00

This shrub is considered both rare and unusual and has attractive lush green foliage with clusters of soft whitish blushed pale pink flowers and sweetly fragrant flowers.

Plants start to flower in late autumn, with the main flush appearing around mid to late May. 

They are easy to grow in any frost-free site and prefer to be in full sun, but they will cope with some shade from surrounding trees or structures. Because they like warm temperatures, they also like warm soils, but they also like good drainage.

Luculias are considered to be tough, resilient plants and will happily grow in borders next to the foundations of the house or garage - one of ours is planted next to a large old hedge and it handles this tough area of our garden very well. They are evergreen and with attractive bright green leaves,with the added bonus of looking great all year round. They do shed some leaves throughout the year so can look a little sparse from time to time but the colouring of the leaves before they drop are in lovely tones of red or orange.

Plan your Luculia's planting position carefully as it can be temperamental to shift once established. Before planting ensure that the root-ball is saturated by soaking the plant in a bucket of water and remove the planter bag with the minimum of root disturbance taking care not to damage the surface roots.

Luculia can be cut back heavily directly after flowering or in spring, and this will then give your plant eleven months to re grow and produce flowers the following season. 

This is particularly necessary if you choose to grow this shrub in a large pot so that the flowers can be appreciated at a reasonable height. Stems can be reduced by one half or more. When the weather is mild and conducive for new growth, the old wood can be cut back to nearly the trunk and usually will quickly resprout. Heavy pruning after flowering can produce a shorter more dense shrub with many flowering stems. Cut out all weak growth and crossing or inwardly growing branches to encourage strong healthy stems which will bloom the next flowering season. 

Luculias are naturally tidy shrubs, but if they get too big for you, they are easily pruned. You can, and we have had to cut one back very hard after it got frosted and it came away again as they quite quickly regenerate with new growth and will flower the following winter.

Super pretty and beautifully scented, we think this attractive shrub deserves a spot in your garden.

Please note that the flowers on this plant maybe paler and  than the picture featured it was hard to capture the colour well.

We also have Luculia Tsetensis grandiflora which is summer flowering which you can find here.

Frost tender

Height :: 2.5m x 2.5m Wide

Plant size :: 3 litre

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


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