A naturally occurring hybrid from high altitude New Zealand (O. avicenniifolia x O. moschata if you're that way inclined) that's been in cultivation in Britain for 170 years so has a proven record of toughness and hardiness - even by the sea side. So well adapted to our climate that it's said to thrive in Orkney.
The flowers are fragrant (Hawthorny) and appear in copious quantities in late summer when others don't (flower, that is) but it's really the texture of the foliage which - to us - is its greatest asset. It somehow captures the essence of Kiwi Flora as well as anything we know.
Produced by cuttings.
IF IT HAS A GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)
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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