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EvergreenOblong to lance-shaped leaves, dark-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightRounded shrub. Brownish flowers in terminal cymes 8-10cm (3-4in) across. Pea-like warty fruit.
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)
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritantThese plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesAphids, grey mould.Place of originMadeira
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning 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 & 7
Scented PlantsScented flowersHoney-scented.
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant