Corokia x virgata
Random would be the most obvious word to describe the habit of this unusual evergreen shrub from New Zealand. Grows to 5ft after about 6 years and has copious quantities of little yellow flowers in summer.
The branches twist and turn but the plant can be clipped to any shape yet retain its twisty turny look.
Any reasonably well drained soil but plenty of light.
Propagated by us from cuttings.
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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