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EvergreenSmall, sometimes toothed, very dark green leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long.
Tall ShrubUpright shrub or small tree. Produces tiny, greenish yellow flowers, in clusters, to 1cm (½in) 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)
Against a wallMakes a good wall shrub.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowAttractive to bees.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originSouth America (Chile and Argentina).Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuits a shrub border
(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
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
Tree ShapeBroadly columnar
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