Aristotelia fruticosa

This rarely offered New Zealand ever-bronze shrub should not be ignored by we gardeners and for the following reasons: It is upright and narrow to 3 metres or so making it ideal in narrow beds, between windows or as a narrow eye catching feature plant. The tiny bronze-green leaves make it texturally interesting and although its tiny flowers aren’t all that showy its tiny berries that in my form start pale pink and deepen with age last a long time  and are as cute as.Plant it in sun or semi-shade in a moist but not wet humus rich soil and it should grow well for you and give some lovely material for the vase. I have plants in 8″ pots at $28.50.

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