Description: A large shrub with large oblong evergreen leaves which are very dark green and deeply wrinkled. In late summer rounded panicles of creamy white flowers are seen and may be followed in autumn by red fruits (usually only when a number of plants in a group for cross pollination) In dryer spells then the leaves may droop.
Uses: Good as a hedge or screen as well as at the back of a border.
Climate/Position: Shade to full sun.
Height/Spread: 3-4 metres height and spread.
Soil Requirements: Fertile well drained soils.
Pruning: Shaping only as required after flowering in late spring.
Special Requirements: Note the tomentose (small hairs) on the underside of the leaf can be an irritant so use gloves and keep arms covered if pruning.