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Plant type Shrubs

Best uses

Great as a hedge as easily clipped to shape. Can also be grown in a container or used for pollution or erosion control as it is drought tolerant and low maintenance.

Physical characteristics

A dense, compact, evergreen shrub growing to around 3m tall and 3m wide depending on pruning.

Flowers and foliage

Leaves are small, pointed and leathery. New growth is pink to bright red. This cultivar rarely flowers as it has been bred for its colourful foliage.

Preferred site

Prefers full sun to partial shade. Will tolerate drought conditions and is good for erosion and pollution control. Once established it will tolerate a wide range of conditions including coastal sites.

Maintenance tips

Easy to maintain as it is easily clipped to shape and can be pruned hard if required. Mulch annually with an organic mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

Pests and diseases

Generally trouble free.

Location at Auckland Botanic Gardens