• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact growth to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge Plant
    Spring flowers, ornamental summer fruit.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Compact growth to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring flowers, 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
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear 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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.