• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 8-10 ft. tall, 6-8 ft. wide. Easily maintained at 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Snow white flowers in early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lor-o-PET-a-lum chi-EN-se
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:6 - 9, 14 - 24, 26, 28, 31
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 8-10 ft. tall, 6-8 ft. wide. Easily maintained at 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Snow white flowers in early spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Pruning time: fall after flowering.
    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, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    'Snow Panda' originated from seeds collected near Yan Chi He, Hubei, China in 1994 as part of the North America-China Plant Exploration Consortium (NACPEC, collection number WD121). It was selected in 2006 by the U.S. National Arboretum and Monrovia Growers, and was then further evaluated and propagated in Monrovia's Visalia, CA growing facilities. (NA75507; PI660659)