• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Late Summer and Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:VI-teks try-FOH-lee-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 24
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer and Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Kohuhu (Pittosporum); Rose (Rosa); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide a site with loose, well-drained soil. Follow regular watering schedule during first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, with less frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.Pruning time: 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: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.