• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Reaches 8-10 ft. tall, 6-8 ft. wide. Easily maintained at 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Snow white flowers in early spring
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • 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:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    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)