• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
    Average Landscape Size:
    A pyramidal shrub 10 to 12 ft. tall and 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:I-leks a-kwi-FO-li-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:A pyramidal shrub 10 to 12 ft. tall and 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage and ornamental berries.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows well in moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. Shelter from wind and harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot, dry regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to shape.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Another fabulous selection from Lake County Nursery in Perry, Ohio.