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Commonly known as Wire netting bush
EvergreenBroadly ovate to obovate leaves to 1.5cm (½in) long
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightProduces flowers singly or in clusters of 4 from the leaf axils.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Full sunShelter from cold, dry winds.
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Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originNew Zealand.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New Zealand
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Ovate (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 well drained soil