Posted: 26/07/2015 at 06:29
Thanks chaps. Looked it up on rhs site. Leaves not right. The leaves on my shrub were sort of curly and sort of curled back on themselves. They were very soft . Some but not all, mature 'clumps' would get a reddish purplish tint and new growth was lime green.
Bark didn't actually peel off as such but would come off if rubbed.
It did not seem to have any ambitions to grow over 6ft.
It grew in very poor, dry soil in the corner of a very small front garden with brick walls.