|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 Taiwan
Elegant yet large and heavy foliage evokes the jungle, yet it is refined enough for traditional woodland gardens. Large, glossy, evergreen hand-shaped leaves with long fine lobes are borne on slender stems, forming a lush medium-sized shrub. Globe-shaped masses of creamy white blooms, loved by insects, appear in summer, followed by black fruits which are loved by birds.
Best grown in dappled shade, but it has proven itself in strong sun in our Beccles garden with only early morning shade. Thriving in all except thin, dry soil types.
Height and spread after 10 – 15 years 3m x 2.5m.