Few people have probably heard of a phenomenon known rather morbidly as the widowmaker. Like so many tales, it originates from the dark and mysterious world of woods and forests. But it might just strike closer to home, especially if you have trees in your garden.
"Many thanks for the delivetry of our plant - a very nice specimen in perfect condition. We are so please with it, we shall be ordering another one today.." Thank you. M Brown
From South America, I have found this striking medium sized shrub quite at home here in E. Anglia, particularily useful near the sea. Well worth growing, polished dark evergreen leaves on red shoots and yellow-white flower heads.