• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact growth to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring flowers, followed by ornamental summer fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Compact growth to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring flowers, followed by ornamental summer fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Design IdeasThis easy-care evergreen makes a great low-growing informal hedge for use as a divider or in front of a taller hedge. A fine year-round presence in the garden.
    Companion PlantsEuonymus (Euonymus); Holly (Ilex); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Spirea (Spiraea); Lilyturf (Liriope)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus-rich, well-drained soil. Thrives in sun in cool climates; prefers more shade in warmer zones. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    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 shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.