• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to only 2 to 2½ ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact, Easy Care Shrub
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pit-o-SPOH-rum to-BY-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to only 2 to 2½ ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThis low-growing evergreen makes an excellent informal hedge or divider between different rooms in the garden. Its mint-green leaves are a perfect foil for colorful companion plants.
    Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Reduce watering frequency, once established; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.