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Commonly known as Chinese laurel
Large multi-stemmed shrub with pale green serrated leaves
Evergreen - elliptic to broadly elliptic, leathery, coarsely toothed leaves to 25cm (10in) long, deep green above and light green beneath.
Height - 4m (14ft)
Spread - 4m (14ft)
Tall Shrub - stout, smooth green stems. Produces small, 4-petalled flowers in loose panicles to 13cm (5in) long. male flowers are green, yellow or purplish red; female are yellowish and are carried on shorter panicles. Fruits are cylindrical, to 2cm (¾in) long, and ripen to dark red in the following winter
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy 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)
Partial shade - protect from cold, drying winds
Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
Good to know - syn. A. chinensis var. chinensis
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of origin - western China (Sichuan)
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00