• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care 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 habit:Compact, Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    Flower color:White
    Companion PlantsAzalea (Azalea); Peony (Paeonia); Astilbe (Astilbe); False Holly (Osmanthus); Camellia (Camellia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers light, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Tolerates drier conditions, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer 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.