- Position: full sun
- Soil: light, fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: May
- Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)
A dense, shapely, evergreen shrub with an upright habit and lush, apple-green leathery leaves. It is ideal for growning as a specimen plant in the border and also makes an excellent hedging plant.
- Garden care: In April or May lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant