History of Aros Park
Tobermory Isle of Mull
tree or shrub native to Spain, Portugal and Asia Minor. It can grow to
a height of 20 feet, with a spread of up to 35 feet. The leaves are
oblong to lanceolate, dark green and glossy. The flowers are funnel
shaped, 1¾ to 2 inches across and deep, appearing in June in clusters
of 10-15. They are often purple, tinged with pink.
This species grows readily in many parts of Britain, and because of its invasive nature, is sometimes regarded as a forestry weed in lime-free areas. However, it is useful in forming a large windbreak or hedge.
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