Myrsine africanaItem #3476 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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Slow growing evergreen shrub with marked drought resistance for warmer climates. Glossy foliage emerges with red highlights, then matures to green. May be tip pruned or sheared at any time to limit height. A useful hedge material in hot dry climates.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Medium growth rate 3 to 8 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Key Feature:Waterwise PlantBlooms:InconspicuousLandscape Uses:
- CareCare InformationFollow 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.