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Liftoff™ Cleyera


Pronunciation: klay-YER-uh juh-PON-ih-kuh
SKU #43950

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Description Selected for upright somewhat columnar habit, nice reddish new growth in spring, and very dark attractive mature foliage, this evergreen shrub makes a fantastic hedge plant. Small white fragrant flowers are followed by fall berries that are loved by birds. A popular species for the Southeast.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 15 ft. tall, 7 ft. wide, in 20 years.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Care A good option for the hot, humid south east. Provide well-drained acidic soil with high organic matter. Water deeply, regularly to establish a strong root system. Reduce frequency once established. Can tolerate mild drought. Use a slow release fertilizer in spring. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot southern summers. Little pruning is needed. To shape, prune in spring by cutting 1/3 of the tallest stems to the base.

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