Borinda utilis

Maximum Height: 18 feet
Diameter: 1 
inch
Hardiness: 10 F
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 5 F, but the youngest canes are damaged when the temperature drops below 20 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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