• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 5 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Variegated Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:u-ON-i-mus ja-PON-i-ka OW-ree-o-va-ree-a-GAH-ta
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 20
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 5 to 10 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Green
    Design IdeasAn unusually wide shrub that is capable of absorbing unwanted noise from streets and industrial areas when planted as a dense hedge. Bonus of golden leaves makes it an eye-catcher that's ideal for commercial landscapes or as a single brilliant accent shrub.
    Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Weigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Spirea (Spiraea); Boxwood (Buxus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Best with full sun in humid climates and afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in early spring. Prune occasionally for a tidy appearance.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.