Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: 6 to 10' tall, 4 to 6' wide
Growth Rate: Slow
Exposure: Part Shade
Leaves are alternate, dark green and lustrous, to 4" long, wavy margins. Greenish-white flowers in spring. Moist, well-drained soil.
'Deep Purple' - purple new growth ages to dark green, white flowers - introduced by Hawksridge Nursery.
Native to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Introduced in 1790.
Published in Syst. Nat., ed. 10 1050 in 1759.
RHS Award of merit in 1930.