• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    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
    Botanical Pronunciation:shef-LER-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Upright shrub or small tree, reaching 15 ft. tall and wide.
    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
    Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Thrives in bright shade to sun in cool summer climates. Protect from harsh sun in hot, dry summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil.
    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
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Collected by plant explorer Daniel J. Hinkley in 1999 in the highest elevations of Taiwan.

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