Large plants in 5ltr pots.
A New Zealand shrub - almost tree - (height and spread in the region of 3m/9.8ft) with large dark green, oval, leathery leaves, serrated near the tips. Red tinged stems are complemented by leaf margins of a similar colour. With a round, spreading habit, it makes a wonderful jungle plant for the garden. It should be planted in rich fertile moisture retentive but well drained soil, and mulched with bark or similar to protect from hard frost, particularly when young. It may need additional protection in very cold gardens through winter, though it has tolerated around -7°C with us. It also makes an excellent container plant for a sunny or semi-shaded site.