Le Ann Cleyera
Le Ann Cleyera
Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Contherann' Plant Patent #11,737Item #1258 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
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Very glossy, orange-red new foliage matures to lush, deep green. White blossoms yield to bright red berries in the fall. An important large hedge shrub that tolerates shade. Great no-care privacy screen or as a sound barrier. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate to fast growth 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.Key Feature:Hedge PlantBlooms:Late springLandscape Uses:
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate to fast growth 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Late springFlower color:WhitePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasThis fine-looking shrub should be used as an evergreen contrast to blooming plants. Makes an ideal hedge both natural and sheared. Tall enough to provide dense privacy, and particularly valuable for that in shaded conditions where other screeners won't thrive. Ideal for north side foundation planting and in light challenged sideyards. Well suited to urban or woodland applications.Companion PlantsOn the shady side of the shrub, White Lilyturf (Liriope muscari 'White') or Silver Dragon Lilyturf (Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon') make fine low-growing companions with their grassy foliage. For a blooming shrub companion, use the red flowers of Confederate Rose Mallow (Hibiscus mutabilis 'Rubrus'). A foreground planting of TropicannaTM Canna (Canna indica var. 'Phasion') works well set against the evergreen shrub.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear to shape in early spring.Light Needs:Full to partial shadeWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This shrub known as Japanese cleyera is native to a huge range of Asia including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Borneo.