This frost-hardy evergreen tree blossoms in late summer
6 February 2015
- This fast-growing evergreen tree grows to about 4m, and has a lovely rounded shape.
- The new foliage growth has a striking russet-purple colour.
- The tiny whitish flowers are conspicuous as they stand upwards at the ends of the branches in winter to early spring, when most other plants are not flowering.
- Seed pods form during the summer months and split open to display bright red seeds, which birds enjoy; sometimes, the entire tree is spangled with red seeds.
- Glossy bersama is a frost-tender tree that loves plenty of water in summer; plant in a sunny position.
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