|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 Tasmania and S.E. Australia
A dense upright evergreen shrub or small tree with leathery, glossy dark green leaves, flushed red when young, arranged in whorls around claret red shoots. In late spring it bears clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers followed by small, spherical black fruits, which can be used as a pepper substitute.
This makes a super, colourful little tree for a small garden and gives all year interest. Mature plants develop a charming gnarled character. Although it has a reputation for being slightly tender most plants in reasonably sheltered gardens survived winter 2010/11.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun/part shade.
Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 1m x 1m
Semi mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years if not clipped or pruned 2.5m x 2.5m
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