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EvergreenPolished leaves, deep green above, light green beneath
Tall ShrubUpright shrub with smooth, brown shoots. Thorns are few or absent. Flowers are follwed by light blue-glaucous black fruit 6mm (¼in) across
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowSlow growerPests & DiseasesAphids, powdery mildew.Place of originChile.
Flower ShapeRacemesTo 5cm (2in) long of 12-25 spherical flowers 5mm (¼in) across
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderCoastal / windsweptWoodland garden
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning 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
Soil ConditionsTolerates allif well-drained
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant