• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Winter Flowers
    Blooms:
    Mid- to Late Winter
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:stak-EE-yoor-us yoo-nan-EN-sis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Mid- to Late Winter
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Clematis (Clematis); Variegated Myrtle (Myrtus communis); Boxwood (Buxus); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil, sited in dappled shade, or morning sun with afternoon shade. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water as needed to maintain consistent soil moisture. Prune to shape 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).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Native to the Yunnan Province of China, this distinctive species was brought to Monrovia by plant explorer Daniel J. Hinkley, by way of Japan.