|Description||Fragrant, dense foliage on a compact form makes this shrub useful for hedges and screens. This American native thrives in the worst alkaline sandy soils. Best friend to gardeners of the East Coast. 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||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.|
|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. The white waxy coating on the small fruits is used for candle making.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.