• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow to moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Hedge or Accent
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:yew-JEEN-ia mer-tif-FOL-ee-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Columnar, Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow to moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Variegated
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleContemporary, Cottage
    Design IdeasThis bushy tree makes the ideal screen or hedge plant due to its tolerance for shearing. A perfect side or backyard privacy screen to block off RVs drying yards, utility areas and undesirable land uses. Great plant for hiding swimming pool safety fencing, particularly chain link. Use as an evergreen background plant for more high profile tropicals or perennials or back of a shrub border. Plant around patios and prune for enclosure and light filtered shade at maturity. Makes a good warm climate topiary specimen.
    Companion PlantsCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila); African Daisy (Osteospermum); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Rose (Rosa)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to maintain desired shape; as a topiary, prune regularly to maintain form.
    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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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