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EvergreenOval to elliptic, glossy, dark-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long, often bronze-tinted in cold weather.
Tall ShrubUpright shrub. Chalice-shaped flowers to 1cm (½in) across
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunShelter from cold winds.
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Additional FeaturesBurncoose specialitySee Burncoose Speciality group for more detailsGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originSouth America (raised at Caerhays).
Burncoose SpecialitiesCaerhays bred plants
Flower ShapePaniclesConical panicles 13-16cm (5-6¼in) long and 10cm (4in) wide at the bases
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuitable for a shrub border
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Scented PlantsScented flowersScented foliageEmits a pleasant fragrance, especially after rain
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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