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EvergreenRounded, mid-green juvenile leaves followed by elliptic, grey-green adult leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
TreeSpreading tree with peeling, white or white-grey bark. Produces clusters of 3, sometimes up to 9, flowers.
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 FeaturesOrnamental barkSometimes yellowish or pink when youngPests & DiseasesSilver leaf, oedemaPlace of originAustralia(Tasmania)
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New ZealandCoastal / windswept
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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 1Pruning group 4Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
When: Annually in early Spring.
RHS group 5, 6 & 7For foliage display
Scented PlantsScented foliageAdult leaves are peppermint-scented.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilNeutral to acid soil
Tree ShapeRounded to broadly spreading
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- Restaking fallen young trees - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Fallen old tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Clearing up fallen beech tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Pruning and Shaping Magnolia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing Ivy - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing wire protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Crown uplift - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing shoots below graft - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing peeling bark - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Maintaining variegation - Video Tip ondemand_video