• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact growing 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Spring to summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Compact growing 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Blooms:Spring to summer
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.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).
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat