|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 Korea, Japan, Taiwan
A rare and unusual plant, essential in exotic woodland and jungle-style gardens. It has a continual cycle of display from spring to autumn, commencing with the emergence of large pointed buds covered in thick pink scales which open in to reveal the fresh new leaves. Later it produces green flowers, followed by green/pink-flushed fruits which mature into clusters of unique star-shaped seed pods.
The stunning display of fresh foliage in spring, appearing in fat, scaled buds at the tips of the branches, is a sight to behold. The new leaves emerge in an intense pink color with a brighter cerise pink margin before mellowing to bronze and maturing into a thick leathery form with a matte yellow/green color. The lush and glossy foliage is borne on a tier-shaped branching structure, forming a wide-spreading small tree with an elegant poise.
Easy to grow in any but thin chalky soil, it benefits from some woodland shelter in full sun or part shade.
Height and spread after 10 – 20- years 4m x 3m.
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