You grow these shrubs purely for the leaf colour, so it’s a plant for the background as well a plant you can use to use as a contrast for other plants you have.


These are not the hardiest of plants, but can cope with our winters as long as they have some protection from the worst of the elements.


If you have a spot for one though, they really are worthwhile having, they also require very little gardening effort all year, so are a useful garden plant to have.


There are some large varieties and also some small ones, we’ve used one of the smaller varieties in the following designs:


FF sun 4 no-sneeze-garden black and cream cubres & balls

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