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hi I would like to buy this plant but don't want yo grow it in a tub  could I dig a large hole in my small bit of garden and fill it with  acid soil would it still grow well 

many thanks 



  • Jean GenieJean Genie Posts: 1,724

    Hi Margaret, Just found this for you - there's some information on  here as well. It looks like a nice little shrub.  image I've never heard of it to be honest.


  • Hi Margaret, I have one, and live in Surrey. I  had another one outside in the ground and it died. I replaced it with the one that I have now and it has lasted for 12 years in the greenhouse. I was told that it is not frost hardy. Maybe that is why the first one died. It was slow to grow but now flowers its heart out, without fail; every year. It is beautiful and the flowers look as if they are artificial. Worth an investiment as it not demanding at all expect for the usual plant needs. Enjoy!

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  • No, thats' hardy, dies down in winter and pops up again in the spring. The berries are edible. Restaurants serve them as decor on desserts partially dipped in chocolate.

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