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
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 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:
'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)