|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Mexico
Vigorous evergreen shrub with downy, dark green leaves, slightly red tinged, on arching branches. Produces dense clusters of crimson flowers at the tips of the branches throughout the year, even in the depths of winter in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. These are followed by red berries.
Our parent plant flowers 365 days a year although flowers are produced more profusely in summer/autumn.
Grow in fertile compost in good light, providing ample water during the growing season and a monthly balance feed. An excellent patio plant during the summer months it has survived outdoors in milder winters, although in light of recent winters, we recommend treating as a tender shrub.
Can be pruned to restrict its size or form different shapes, e.g. a multi-stemmed shrub or single stem with crown.
Height and spread in 4 – 5 years 3 x 2m
Mature height and spread, if not pruned, after approximately 10 years 4 x 2.5m.