Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering 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 Plant
    Blooms:
    Late spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 12 - 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate to fast growth 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late spring
    Flower color:White
    Patent 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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow 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:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This shrub known as Japanese cleyera is native to a huge range of Asia including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Borneo.