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In recent drought conditions it becomes very clear the plants that need extra attention and those that can be left alone and will still bring reward. Phillyrea angustifolia has proved to be standout - they still look lush and fresh despite little rain. Tough as old boots. If left unattended it will become an undistinguished evergreen shrub to 2.5M. Clipped once or twice a year it will hold a preeminent position in the garden and can be kept to under 1M in height. Drought, heat, frost and salt tolerant. Phillyrea are olive related which explains their toughness. They need plenty of light and a reasonably well drained soil. Highly recommended. The only trouble we have with Phillyrea is the propagation so at this stage we only have a few for sale - until we can master the technique.