Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||zi-LOS-ma kon-GES-tum|
|Lore||When in bloom, xylosmas draw bees in droves which makes this shrub vital in wildlife gardens and an undesirable plant near swimming pools.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Xylosma can be used as either a shrub or small tree in the landscape. Makes a fine natural hedge gently pruned to size or it will adapt to mild shearing for a more formal appearance. Allow it to grow naturally for a shiny light green background for beds and borders. Excellent for breaking up long fence lines or for de-emphasizing large multistory walls in foundation planting.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.|
|Companion Plants||Shrub Rose (Rosa); Passion Vine (Passiflora); Purple Hopseed Bush (Dodonaea); Lantana (Lantana); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, once 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: 8-11