Luculia gratissima

Luculia gratissima

Regular price$32.00
Tax included.
Luculia gratissima is a stunning and fragrant flowering plant native to India, Nepal, China, and Vietnam. Interestingly, it is a member of the Coffee family. The Latin word gratissima means "most pleasing" or "most agreeable"..there's no doubting that! This large shrub can grow up to 3 metres tall and 2.5 metres wide, with ribbed leaves and clusters of pale pink flowers that bloom in autumn and winter. It does best in a semi-shaded position with rich, moist, and well-draining soil, and cannot tolerate temperatures below 5°C. In temperate zones, it requires cultivation under glass, but can be placed outside in a sheltered, sunny spot during the summer months.
To keep the plant from looking leggy, prune back the foliage after the shrub is finished flowering. Luculia gratissima is easy-care and doesn't seem to be bothered by pests or diseases, as long as it has a free draining site. However, it can be easily battered and broken by coastal storms and is threatened by frosts and strong winds. Worth getting this hard-to-find plant for the scent alone!

Pot size :: 3.5 litre

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post 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 NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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