• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 8 to 10 feet tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Mid to late summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub, Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Average landscape size:Reaches 8 to 10 feet tall and wide.
    Special features:Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid to late summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide a site in part shade or dappled sun, with humus-rich, evenly moist, well drained soil. Benefits with shelter from harsh winter winds. Add a thick layer of mulch under the drip line to conserve moisture and provide winter protection.
    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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This unique selection of Metapanax delavayi was collected by Dan Hinkley in the Yulong (Jade Dragon) mountains in Yunnan, China.

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