• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:el-ee-o-CAR-pus dee-SIP-i-enz
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 40 to 60 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasWith its beautiful foliage, fragrant flowers and winter fruit, this is an excellent tree for the large garden or lawn. Give it room to spread.
    Companion PlantsKohuhu (Pittosporum); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Camellia (Camellia); Azalea (Azalea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in humus-rich, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in early spring. Prune as needed to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.