• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering, but best with supplemental water during periods of extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 8-10 ft. tall, 6-8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Hedge Plant
    Blooms:
    Small creamy white flowers late winter to early spring produce black berries
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PROO-nus kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh
    Plant type:Tree, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 8-10 ft. tall, 6-8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Small creamy white flowers late winter to early spring produce black berries
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleContemporary
    Design IdeasThis broadleaf foliage shrub is an ideal, compact, versatile background plant. It's primary value is as a hedge to provide a solid privacy barrier or windbreak. Adaptability to shearing makes this an outstanding formal foliage plant sheared into cone or columnar shapes as well as the standard rectangular forms.
    Companion PlantsUse as a rich background for shorter shrubs with more interesting blooms such as Ramapo Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Ramapo'), Eleanor Tabor Indian Hawthorne, (Raphiolepis indica 'Conor') and Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'). Excellent backing for big bold perennials too: Chicago Apache, (Hemerocallis x 'Chicago Apache'), Midknight Blue Agapanthus, (Agapanthus x 'Monmid') and Mango Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea 'CBG').
  • 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 annually to shape. Caution: foliage or berries should not be ingested.
    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: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering, but best with supplemental water during periods of extreme heat.