• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate, spreading grower to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge 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:Moderate, spreading grower to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Flower color:Green
    Design IdeasThe blue-green overall color that results from these creamy variegations are cool, crisp and easily overwhelmed by more potently colored plants. Use carefully amidst emerald greens, pale blue and white for a refreshing composition in shrub beds, as hedges, single specimen or as an accent in background planting. Gives the illusion of dappled sunlight in dark or overgrown niches and corners.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Adapts to dry conditions once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually 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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.