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Evergreengrey-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long. Semi evergreen in cold winters.
Tall ShrubSpreading, bushy shrub or small tree. Greenish flowers in small heads 1.5cm (½in) across surrounded by 4-6 creamy-white bracts 4-5cm (1½ - 2in) long followed by pendent fruit.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sunshelter from cold winds
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesAnthracnose.Place of originChina, Himalayas.Youtube videoHttps://youtu.be/olr8Oav3PCE
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus richNeutral to acid soil
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
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