Maximum Height: 18 feet
Diameter: 1 inch
USDA zone 8 - 9, not
for climates with high heat and humidity (southeastern states).
One of the most cold hardy Borinda,
B. utilis has a fountain
shape, with small, feather-like leaves cascading toward the forest floor.
The branches have a bright burgundy hue when exposed to direct morning sun.
The plant survives lower temperatures, perhaps as low as 5º F, but the
youngest canes are damaged when the temperature drops below 20º F. It is a
large plant, growing both 20 feet wide and 20 feet tall in a mild climate,
but can be pruned to desired width and height.
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