Pot Size: 20 litre
Description: Probably the most exotic-looking species that can be grown in our climate. Forming a large well branched bushy shrub (4-5m tall) or small evergreen tree in the wild, with chunky shoots which are bronzy-red on emerging in spring. Maturing to dark green broadly oblong-elliptical round-ended or paddle-shaped leaves, with impressed venation above and decidedly glaucous below held on red stems (petioles). Bearing small male or female flowers, in late spring from the new leaf axils, later evolving to bloomy long-elliptic fruit on female plants. Best grown in part shade with some overhead protection from late frosts in a moisture retentive drained soil, only suitable for milder locations. Our collection from Fan Xi Pan, northern Vietnam in 2007.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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