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EvergreenPaired leaves to 1cm (½in) long.
HedgeIdeal for hedgingSuitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightBushy shrub. Flowers are produced in pairs from the leaf axils. Flowers are 1cm (½in) long and are followed by glossy blue-purple berries.
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)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesAphids.Place of originSouthwestern China.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windswept
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 2Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
When: Annually, after flowering.
RHS groups 2 & 3
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
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