|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 Australia (Tasmania)
Invaluable for its slender and upright shape in small gardens, or as a striking accent amongst lower, rounded-habit plants, this species has great character, bearing its tiny, evergreen leaves on ascending branches. They are dark and glossy with an oblong shape, rounded at their apex, and appear slightly sparse on the stems, allowing the branching habit to be seen. The small apple blossom-like flowers appear in midsummer and are pure white with a sweet scent, appearing on plants even of a young age. Borne in profusion, they are much loved by bees.
Whilst this species prefers light and moist woodland soils it does better in full sun where it will quickly show its characteristic upright shape. It can be found growing on the banks of rivers in its native habitat where it can reach up to 15m tall. In the UK it has a more shrubby habit.
Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 1.8m x 80cm
Semi mature height and spread after 7 – 8 years if not clipped or pruned 4m x 1.2m