• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing 1 to 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:u-ON-i-mus ja-PON-i-ka mi-kro-FIL-a var-i-e-GA-ta
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 20
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing 1 to 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Design IdeasHere's a little hedge that brings light to dark gardens. Stands out boldly next to green lawns and works nicely as edging, hedges or small topiary forms. May also be used in shrub and perennial borders to create neutral fields of color that accentuate other foliage and flowers. Makes a perfect cover-up for the foundation of a wall draped with Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) and other purple-blue flowering vines.
  • Care
    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: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.