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EvergreenDeep-red shoots leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
Tall ShrubDense, upright shrub or small tree
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Full sunShelter from cold drying winds
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesNone.Place of originSoutheastern Australia, Tasmania.
Flower ShapeStar-shaped1.5cm (½in) across in clusters of 7-18
Garden Location/ConditionsWoodland garden
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Lanceolate (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 foliage
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Tree ShapeBroadly columnar