• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 15 to 20 ft. and taller, 8 to 12 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:I-leks a-kwi-FO-li-um ar-JEN-te-o mar-ji-NA-ta
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 15 to 20 ft. and taller, 8 to 12 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasRemember, for this female plant to produce luscious red berries, it needs a male pollinator. Ideal for holiday decorations, its creamy variegated leaf is a great accent that brightens the whole plant. Grow as an immense shrub or prune off the lower branches for a charming accent tree. Its pyramidal form is particularly beautiful as a specimen in snow country. Makes a great privacy screen and prickly enough to discourage intruders.
  • 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: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.