• 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
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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.