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Commonly known as Korokio
EvergreenGlossy, dark-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightUpright shrub. Small flowers are followed by bright red-black fruits.
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 drying winds
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Additional FeaturesArchitectural interestGood to knowCan be trimmed back after flowering each year to restrict growth.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originNew Zealand (North Island).Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapePaniclesTerminal panicles 2-5cm (¾-2in) long
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(see photos above)Linear (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil