A compact, slow growing evergreen shrub which has small, wavy, dark purple leaves and striking, dark grey or black young stems.

With its distinctive rounded shape, and pretty leaves, it will give all-year foliage interest in a sunny, well-drained mixed border.

Each spring it produces lime green new shoots, which darken over the season, and the following year are deep purple.

Excellent for a low maintenance hedge.

Pot size: 2L

Native to: New Zealand

Eventual height: 3ft

Eventual width: 24in

Hardiness: hardy to minus 10

Sun: full sun or part shade

Soil: fertile moist well-drained soil

Dislikes: shelter from cold winds

Flower: black red flowers

Leaf: evergreen bronze purple with vivid green new growth


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