This is a dwarf evergreen shrub with an upright growth habit and spreading branches that form a dense, round bush. It has shiny dark green foliage with subtly perfumed white flowers which appear in Winter and Spring. Blue-black berries appear in Summer following flowering.
A hardy plant which is well adapted to most soil types, but grows optimally in well-drained, fertile soil. Produces flowers in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, which once established, requires minimal watering as it is resilient to drought, salt, wind, heat and frost. Minimal pruning in Spring may maintain shape and keep it compact in size. We recommend a well-balanced application of fertiliser in Summer, after flowering. Plant may also benefit from mulching, being careful to avoid any root disturbance.
Makes an excellent informal, low border. Foliage contrasts well when planted with Rhaphiolepsis Spring Pearl. Mass plant in garden beds for a striking foliage effect. Useful plant for under planting trees because of its ability to perform well in semi shaded areas. Lovely small container plant.