• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pit-o-SPOH-rum to-BY-ra
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8 - 24
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasIn milder climates this is one of the most useful low-growing shrubs available. Plant it as a single specimen or in small groups. Short stature makes an ideal foundation planting under windows. With its spreading, dense foliage, it is also a great groundcover or filler beneath tree canopies, or between taller shrubs. Rich green color gives vibrancy to tropical plantings or Asian schemes. Use in a formal garden as edging or short hedges clipped into rigid forms. Also great in planter islands inside circular driveways where it will tolerate the reflected heat.
  • 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: 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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.