• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Handsome Carefree Shrub
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:pit-oh-SPOR-um ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:7 - 9, 14 - 17, 19 - 24
    Growth habit:Columnar, Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon); Bottlebrush (Callistemon)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a more formal appearance, periodically prune lightly 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: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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