|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|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.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
18 In stock
Originating from China, Japan
An upright deciduous shrub or small tree with large glossy, dark green leaves, flushed purple when young and fragrant star-shaped white flowers with green sepals, held erect on long stalks in late summer followed by extraordinary, intense bright blue, waxy, pea-sized berries, surrounded by the sepals that turn pink.
Easy to train into a very elegant and ornamental single-trunked tree with a beautiful branching structure and a wide spreading canopy. Some people find the odour of the crushed leaves offensive; others find them to smell of peanuts.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun.
Height and spread after 6 – 8 years 3.5 x 3.5m
Mature height after 10 years, if not pruned, 4.5 x 4m
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