A evergreen low growing bushy shrub with blackish stems.
Leaves are willow like and lanceolate up to 8cm long, glossy purple-black, entire margins, opposite arranagement and leaves of unequal size.
Flowers are curved tubular, 20mm light lavender in sparse clusters along the stem in spring though to autumn.
Prune by half in spring. Prefers full sun to part shade in free draining soil.
Ht: 1 x .75m
Foliage colour, mass planted, in pots.
Palmers Manual of Trees, Shrubs & Climbers by Stanley J Palmer.