• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows to 2 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide; climbs if supported
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise Plant
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:u-ON-i-mus for-TU-ne-i
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 17
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Grows to 2 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide; climbs if supported
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Green
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasA very brilliant golden plant that makes dreary winter landscapes more cheerful. Makes a fine single specimen, but lower stature makes a fine barrier hedge inside existing gardens, or along the perimeter. Be careful with red volcanic gravels or bronze plants, and best combined with greens and neutral colored flowers.
    Companion PlantsJuniper (Juniperus); Weigela (Weigela); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Boxwood (Buxus)
  • 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:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.