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EvergreenNarrow, dark green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long
Tall ShrubCompact, rounded shrub. Inconspicuous small flowers appear in the leaf axils followed by spherical blue-black fruit 5mm (¼in) across
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 winds
Partial shadeWill tolerate some partial shade
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Pests & DiseasesWhitefliesPlace of originMediterraneanResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSlightly back from the sea with some shelter
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
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 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 flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil