Full sun, Partial sun
Water weekly or more often in extreme heat; less often, once established.
|Botanical Pronunciation||mi-RY-ka pen-sil-VAN-i-ka|
|Lore||This is a diecious plant with berries held more densely on female clones.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 9 ft. tall, equal width.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This American native thrives in the worst alkaline sandy soils. Fragrant foliage can be sheared to release more scent. Popular in formal and wild gardens. A big bushy shrub, it can be used as a single specimen or ganged into a low-maintenance hedge. Perfect for transition areas between cultivated garden and native ecosystems. Best friend to gardeners of the East Coast.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water weekly or more often in extreme heat; less often, once established.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be watered deeply, less frequently, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 6