Ornamental and medicinal shrub, perfect for hedges and topiary art. It has astringent and anti-diarrhoea properties. The berries used to be added to some wines as a colorant. Its wood is used in the art of turnery. Excellent bonsai.
Evergreen shrub or small tree growing up to 4m with oval and glossy green leaves. Small scented white, yellow or greenish flowers with black non edible berries.
Prefers cool and sandy soils.
Dig a hole at least two or three times as wide and deep as the root ball. Take out the plant from the container and loosen roots to allow them to spread out in all direction. Cut possible broken roots. Mix the soil extracted with a substrate and fill part of the hole with the mixture obtained. Place the plant in the hole and cover with the remaining mixture. Compact the soil around the plant and water thoroughly.
Height of plant: Plug: 10/15cm - 1,2 Litre plug: 20/40cm