Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Hedge Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Botanical Pronunciation:yew-JEEN-ia mer-tif-FOL-ee-a
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Special features:Showy Fruit
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant
Design IdeasThis shrub is almost always sheared into a formal shape but if allowed to grow natural it makes a huge, bushy barrier. Beware of the purple berries which attract birds and may stain paving. Makes a very rich-colored, high-density screening between neighbors or to disguise tennis court fences.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.