• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly; allow soil to dry slightly between watering intervals.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:sef-uh-loh-TAKS-us har-ring-TOH-nee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained soils, with morning sun and afternoon shade. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular moisture but tolerates brief drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy appearance, prune annually to shape.
    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; allow soil to dry slightly between watering intervals.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This particular cultivar originates from the gardens at Duke University in North Carolina.