One of things that intrigues me this summer is the plants and trees that thrive in these hot dry conditions. Best of the lot in our garden right now is the…
Watch out for the thorns. It will prefer a moist, well drained soil but will tolerate drought once established.
If you are growing it for its seeds, it doesn't produce them until it is between 30 and 40 years old.
Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.