JadEmpress™ False Ginseng

Metapanax davidii 'DJHC8'

Rare and unique, this tree-like shrub lends an exotic texture to gardens with its multi-stemmed, broadly upright, umbrella-like form and highly textural, glossy, lobed leaves that can emerge coppery red. May produce small flowers clusters followed by black ornamental berries. A beautiful evergreen for sun or dappled shade with notable frost tolerance.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationmet-uh-PAN-aks da-VID-ee-eye
LoreHinkley collected this species in the botanically rich area of extreme NE Sichuan in 2008.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMay produce small umbels of flowers in summer, at maturity.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Fatsia (Aralia); Dogwood (Cornus); Weigela (Weigela); Rose (Rosa)

Provide deep, fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from drying winter winds and harsh sun exposures. Plant with crown slightly above soil line. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Add a thick layer of mulch to conserve moisture and protect roots.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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