20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
This spreading deciduous small shrub has a compact habit. It's branches develop prominent corky ridges. It has mid green leaves, ovate-elliptic in shape that turn a rosy-red in autumn. Small green flowers appear in spring which develop into red-purple fruits containing orange seeds.
Generally pest free but can suffer from powdery mildew
Generally not harvested.
Take Semi hardwood cuttings
Attractive Bark - corky ridges on branches
This low maintenance shrub is used as hedging screens in city locations but also makes a valuable addition of flower borders providing height & structure.