• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 10 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 9, 14 - 17, 19 - 24
    Growth habit:Columnar, Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10 ft. tall and 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleContemporary
    Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon); Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers well-drained soil. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less frequent watering when established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear 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 - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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