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Somewhat intolerant of frost, this species is only likely to succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of Britain. Plants are fairly hardy in Essex according to another report, which says that they are worthy shrubs for a woodland garden. There are some named forms, selected for their ornamental value. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. Plants are tolerant of heavy clipping or pruning.Plants are normally dioecious, though occasionally the plants produce a few flowers of the opposite sex before the main flowering and a few hermaphrodite flowers are sometimes produced. Male and female plants must usually be grown if seed is required.
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