• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Evergreen Foliage
    Blooms:
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:il-LISS-ee-um flor-i-DAN-um
    Plant type:Tree, Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsAralia (Fatsia); Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Tree Fern (Dicksonia); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter.Thrives in deep to partial shade; tolerant of full sun in cooler regions, given consistent moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer before spring growth. Rarely requires pruning. Remove emerging suckers from base to prevent spread.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full shade to partial sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.