Pseudowintera C Red Leopard
A very hardy New Zealand native shrub growing slowly on the edge of the forest, the Horopito / Pepper Tree is ideal for planting in gardens where slow growth and tolerance to wind and exposure is an advantage. This plant was chosen and bred by Blue Mountain Nurseries and named for the deep red colour and dense bushy habit. This colour is intensified in an open sunny position. As the common name indicates, the taste of the leaves is strong and peppery. Pseudowintera c. Red Leopard makes an excellent centre piece in a container or colour statement in the border. It can also be used for edging, as in the Gore main street, or even for low hedging. An evergreen bush growing 1 – 1.5m.