|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 New Zealand
A bushy, evergreen shrub with small leaves, variegated green and cream. This is one of the most eye-catching of all variegated evergreens. The wavy edged leaves are generously marbled and some leaves are almost completely white, and produced in profusion on black, wiry stems. Small, insignificant looking dark purple flowers are borne in summer with a fragrance of honey that waft their scent in the evenings.
‘Irene Patterson’ is slow growing, compact, and can be pruned into hummocky mounds.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
Height and spread after 3 – 4 years 1.5m x 80cm
Mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years if not pruned 2.5m x 1.8m