Position: Requires a warm position in full sun.
Soil: Most well drained soils.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Phillyrea latifolia requires shelter from cold winter winds. Protect in very severe winters.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Although a small tree in warmer areas, in Derbyshire we have found that Phillyrea latifolia grows to be a medium sized or eventually large shrub.
Height: up to 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Notes: Phillyrea latifolia is very tolerant of maritime exposure and can make an unusual and effective low, hedging plant if pruned regularly.