• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Upright growth, 8 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Specimen
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Plant type:Tree, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Upright growth, 8 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary, Tropical
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Weigela (Weigela); Dogwood (Cornus); Fatsia (Aralia); Rose (Rosa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide humus-rich, evenly moist, very well drained soil. Best in site sheltered from harsh winter sun and winds. Plant so that crown is slightly above soil line. Add a thick layer of mulch to keep the roots cool in summer, conserve moisture and provide winter protection. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system.
    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 partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Dan Hinkley collected this species in the botanically rich area of extreme Northeastern Sichuan in 2008. A new genus of the Araliaceae family from China and Vietnam, Metapanax contains two species: M. davidii and M. delavayi. Formerly classified as Nothopanax but now accepted as a new genus in south China and Vietnam, where they are commonly referred to as Yi ye liang wang cha or False Ginseng.
    Lore:
    Hinkley collected this species in the botanically rich area of extreme NE Sichuan in 2008.

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