Purple leaf false holly is an extremely tough and versatile evergreen shrub. This interesting selection was chosen for its intense, deep-purple new growth in spring. The colouring is the deepest in full sun, resulting in inky purple tones that will heighten the colours of other spring-blooming plants. Once it is well established, it produces tiny - but powerfully fragrant - flowers in autumn. The heavy perfume carries well, even on the cool autumnal air. False hollies respond well to pruning and can make a dense, impenetrable hedge. If allowed to grow naturally, mature specimens develop into elegant, small, multistemmed trees. Supplied in approx. 2-3 litre containers.