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(Award of Garden Merit) Family Roseaceae
Originating from S.W Europe
Despite originating from Southern Spain and Portugal it is extremely hardy and has been cultivated in the UK from the mid seventeenth century.
Few evergreens can surpass it in merit as an evergreen hedging plant, and it will even thrive in dry shade once established. But, it is a versatile plant and can be used as a backdrop to other plants in a border or, with training, transformed into an architectural topiary beauty.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun/shade.
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