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
Irregular, erect stems; grows to 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Year-round Interest
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring flowers, summer fruit
Botanical Pronunciation:ma-HOH-nee-a a-kwi-FOH-li-um
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:2 - 12, 14 - 24
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Irregular, erect stems; grows to 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring flowers, summer fruit
Flower color:Yellow
Flower attributesFragrant
Design IdeasThis valuable Western native is at home under the high canopies of the pine and fir forests of its home range on the Pacific Coast. A very appropriate plant for natural wild gardens in the Western states, where it is reliably deer resistant. Tall and thin, it is perfect for very narrow spaces at tight gateways and side yards. Often planted hedge-style against fences and walls, but may be used as a freestanding hedge in narrow slots between driveways. Blends into plantings of acid-loving shrubs and trees. Fills odd spots and covers water pipe valves and utility boxes. A common plant in both drought-resistant and Western native landscapes. Works well in Japanese gardens.
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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
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.