• 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. high, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Variegated Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • 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. high, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    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. Benefits from 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. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.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.