• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Winter, followed by small ornamental fruit.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Winter, followed by small ornamental fruit.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Design IdeasPlant on a gentle slope to show off the beautiful silvery undersides of the leaves as they flutter in the slightest breeze. A magnificent, refined shrub or small tree is stunning when featured along with shrubs and trees with deeper green foliage. Most attractive in its natural form, making it well suited as a specimen, massing on hillsides, or as an informal, unclipped screen or hedge.
    Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Sweetspire (Itea); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Japanese Maple (Acer); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable, performing best in humus rich, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule the first two growing seasons to develop a deep, extensive root system. Prune lightly as needed to shape after flowering.Pruning time: summer 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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Described as more tight and columnar in form than the species, this selection hails from the southern part of the Andes mountains in South America. Tree of the year at 2010 Farwest Show.
    Lore:
    The very first export from South America as an excellent source of ascorbic acid, considered to be the first cure for scurvy.

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