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Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.Usually entire, oblong-spoon-shaped leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightDense, mound-forming, very spiny shrub with spreading, arching branches. Flowers are followed by spherical, translucent pink fruit to 6mm (¼in) across
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 knowWildlife plant - attractive to insectsPests & DiseasesAphids, powdery mildew.Place of originWestern China (western Sichuan, Yunnan)
Flower ShapePaniclesShort panicles or clusters of 4-7 flowers 7-10mm (¼-½in) across
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windswept
(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 allAny well-drained soil.
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyRabbit Resistant