|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 N. China and Japan
An incredibly glossy cultivar of this handsome and valuable evergreen ground-covering perennial. The finely toothed, glossy, dark green leaves grow up to 10cm long, eventually forming a compact, weed-suppressing carpet that looks attractive all year round, whatever the weather. In spring it produces clusters of tiny, scented cream, flowering spikes. Perfect for covering bare soil between trees and shrubs and even under trees where the shiny leaf surfaces of this cultivar help it stand out in the shade cast in woodland situations.
Grow in full or part shade in moist but well-drained soil.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 15cm x 40cm
Semi mature height and spread after 5 – 6 years 15cm x 80cm