Sweet Kusamaki. One of the hardiest species, forming a shrub or small tree of very distinct appearance.
Leaves 10-13cm long, up to 18cm on vigorous plants,12mm wide, bright green above, glaucous beneath, arranged in dense spirals on the stems.
Not suitable for chalky soils. It has withstood heavy frosts in the SHHG. Native to china and to japan where it is occasionally grown as an unusual and effective hedge.