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EvergreenGlossy, shallowly-toothed leaves to 20cm (8in) long.
TreeSpreading tree with peeling grey and red-brown bark when mature. Small flowers are followed by spherical, red fruits
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 FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowSyn. P. serrulataOrnamental barkPests & DiseasesLeaf spot, powdery mildew. May be affected by fireblightPlace of originChina
Flower ShapePaniclesCorymb-like panicles 10-18cm (4-7in) across
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(see photos above)Oblong (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 1
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil