A striking self-seeding annual with magenta leaves, it is high in vitamin C and A, although it is not recommended for people with gout or kidney stones.
- Rich in vitamins A, C and E
- Easy to grow
- Attractive pink leaves
Also known as ‘magenta spreen’ and native to West Africa, this attractive pink leaved annual can be eaten raw or cooked and is a substitute for spinach. It is high in vitamins, iron and calcium and is good in a variety of culinary dishes. Because of its high oxalic acid content, like spinach, it is not recommended for people suffering with kidney stones and gout.
- Height: 150cm+
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June - August
Tree spinach is an attractive fast growing annual which left to its own devices will grow pretty tall. It is better when eating it to cut the tops off rather than pull the leaves from the stem, this will keep it at a more manageable height and also make it produce many more of the attractive pink tinged leaves. It will grow in a part shaded site and either in the ground or container – here it will need regular feeding, especially if it being continually harvested. It does self-seed and if you don’t want this to happen, cut off the stems with flowers before the seed becomes ripe.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.