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.
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.
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