Ornamental shrub with multiple purposes. A highly toxic plant. The cattle knows this but hens and partridges love it. In natural medicine its bark, leaves, resins are used for their purgative and healing properties. It is well-known as an insect-repellent (louse and ticks). It can be found in cosmetics for example in hair dyes and as an anti- dandruff product.
Evergreen 2m tall shrub with pale green leaves, small white-yellowish flowers and orange-reddish berries. It adapts to all types of acidic 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.