• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving Accent Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    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:Slowly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Gift Plant
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    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.
    Companion PlantsSarcococca (Sarcococca); Peony (Paeonia); Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra); Azalea (Azalea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates dry conditions in cooler summer climates. 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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.