• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num pra-GEN-se
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasHere is a fine evergreen that keeps its deep green leaves looking attractive year-round, even in harsh winters in its range. Use as a single accent or plant it as a tall hedge or windbreak.
    Companion PlantsWitch Hazel (Hamamelis); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Sweetspire (Itea); Magnolia (Magnolia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-draining soil; plant with rootball at or slightly above soil line. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune annually to shape. Foliage subject to tip burn at -17° F or below.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    flowers. Ideal for use as a quick growing hedge, screen or windbreak, or as a landscape accent.
    Lore:
    flowers. Ideal as a quick growing hedge, screen

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