• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Upright shrub or small tree, reaching 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Late summer to early fall.
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Upright shrub or small tree, reaching 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late summer to early fall.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Tropical
    Design IdeasPlant in bright shaded conditions to add an elegant, distinctive texture. Perfect for adding a tropical flair to any landscape. A striking container specimen even for cold winter areas, where it may be featured in courtyard or dappled shade patio in the warm season, then overwintered indoors in a bright location when temperatures drop.
    Companion PlantsMontbretia (Crocosmia); Banana Shrub (Michelia Figo); Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Chocolate Vine (Akebia); Clumping Bamboo (Fargesia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in bright shade to sun in cool summer climates. Protect from harsh sun in hot, dry summer areas.
    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.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Collected by plant explorer Daniel J. Hinkley in 1999 in the highest elevations of Taiwan.

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