|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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A handsome evergreen shrub or small tree that is a cross between Fatsia (Castor oil plant) and Hedera (Ivy), with striking large, palmate, glossy dark green leaves. In autumn it produces panicles of green/white flowers. Very architectural and also makes a great houseplant.
Indispensable in shaded, woodland gardens where few other shrubs will grow. Regular pruning will result in a bushy shrub or it can be allowed to grow against a wall or fence. It may even be trained into a small tree.
Grow in fertile moist but well-drained soil in shade/part shade. Tolerant of pollution and salt spray.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 2m x 1.5m
Semi mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years 3.5m x 3.5m
Potential mature height and spread after 15 – 20 years 5m x 5m
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