A glorious, flowering shrub to make an impact. Rarely seen and much sought after, this will be a talking point in your garden for many years to come.
In spring dainty bunches of pink to red flowers (to around 15cm) adorn the bush, all along the branches, covering the bush. The gorgeous, pendant flower bunches (of up to 30 florets) open from top to bottom. They have a soft, currant like fragrance.
In autumn the flowers can be followed by blue-black, ornamental berries for the birds to enjoy. They are a bit bitter for us, though could be used in jams/desserts.
The mid green, lobed foliage is rough to the touch, turns red and yellow in autumn. They reveal the handsome orange/red tinged bark. Once established the bark becomes brown/grey then begins peeling to reveal the colourful layer beneath.
Plant in moderately fertile to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish, then you only need worry if rainfall is low, they are quite dry tolerant. A nice choice for a shrubbery or casual hedge. Frost tolerant and easy care. Beneficial insects and birds will adore this shrub.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Cool to Temperate
Unavailable in WA, TAS