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Deciduousleaves to 3cm (1¼in) long, fresh green above, bluish green beneath.
YellowRed-tinged, pale yellow flowers.
HedgeIdeal for hedging
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightDense, rounded, spiny shrub. Produces flowers along the branches, followed by ellipsoid, glossy red fruit.
Very hardyHardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Additional FeaturesBerriesThese plants have berries.Good to knowWildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.Pests & DiseasesAphids, powdery mildew.Place of originJapan
Flower ShapeRacemesUmbel-like racemes of 2-5, rarely solitary, flowers 1cm (½in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windswept
(see photos above)
(see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 2Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
When: Annually, after flowering.
RHS groups 2 & 3
Soil ConditionsTolerates allAny well-drained soil.
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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