• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches only 1 to 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Variegated Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • 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; reaches only 1 to 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    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.
    Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Potentilla (Potentilla); Holly (Ilex); Spirea (Spiraea); Lilac (Syringa)
  • 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 regularly to maintain shape as a topiary.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.