|Description||Fragrant, dense foliage on a compact form makes this shrub useful for hedges and screens. The white waxy coating on the small fruits is used for candle making. Evergreen in mild climates, deciduous elsewhere.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 in. of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing to 9 ft. tall, equal width.|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Kinnikinick (Arctostaphyllus ); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia); Potentilla (Potentilla); Cranberry Bush (Viburnum); Magnolia (Magnolia)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||This is a diecious plant with berries held more densely on female clones.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-6
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