Dense, bushy, evergreen shrub with large glossy, dark green leaves. It makes an excellent hedging plant, and can cope with deep shade under trees as well as full sun. Small white flowers are produced on spikes in mid-spring, followed by cherry red berries.
Position: full sun, partial shade or shade.
Soil: will grow in all.
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: April Flower colour: white
Other features: a very versatile hedging shrub
Hardiness: fully hardy
Prune in either spring or summer.
Mature plants can tolerate hard pruning in spring, cutting back to the old wood.
Eventual height: 5m
Plants are easily maintained at a smaller height and spread by annual trimming.