Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Botanical Pronunciation:aw-KEW-ba ja-PON-i-ka
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:4 - 24, 28 - 33
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Dark Green
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Flower color:Purple
Design IdeasWith its unique, jagged-edge foliage and fall display of red berries, this shrub is an excellent shade-loving accent plant. Consider planting two or three along a foundation wall that is regularly in shadow. Both sexes must be planted to ensure fruit crop.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.