• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Carefree Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:I-leks kre-NA-ta
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 9, 14 - 24
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Companion PlantsViburnum (Viburnum); Spirea (Spiraea); Peony (Paeonia); Azalea (Azalea); False Holly (Osmanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers moist, well-drained, rich, slightly acidic soils but highly adaptable. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.