• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and half as wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:yoo-ON-ih-mus juh-PON-ih-kus my-kro-FIL-us
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 20
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall and half as wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:Green
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasHere's the charming little hedge of your dreams without the off-color of boxwoods in drier climates. Grow in single or double alternating row hedges to accentuate formal beds and parterres. Also may be used as individuals sheared into mini cones or spheres.
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • 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. Apply fertilizer in spring. Prune occasionally for a tidy, neat appearance.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.