This New Zealand species is quite vigorous and probably the best species for trimming and topiary. It is semi- deciduous, growing to 15 ft (4.5 m) or more up suitable supports, and produces swollen white berries with black seeds. This species can become quite weedy in suitable climates if not restrained.
Cultivation: They prefer full sun (with some midday shade) and moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Prune to keep in bounds and shape. Propagate from seed or summer cuttings or pre- rooted layers.
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