Posted: 13/04/2012 at 19:09
I bought a Japonica from a pound shop about 12 years ago, it was no more than 2 twigs with about as many leaves - but I'm always up for a challenge! kept it in a pot for a while, plenty of tlc and away she went 'grew like Topsy' - planted it out and it has made a really good shrub, it's about 4' each way at present - have to be quite ruthless with it, it has been flowering for several weeks already and always has loads of really large 'fruit'. Apart from all of that, along with various berberis (also from very small plants) - it keeps the cats off!!