Shiny Xylosma

Xylosma congestum

SKU
07695
Versatile hedge or screening plant displays bronzy young foliage on spreading, gracefully arching branches. Takes shearing well, easily trained as espalier. Tolerates heat. Evergreen.
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8 - 11

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Water regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationzi-LOS-ma kon-GES-tum
LoreWhen 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 MaturityModerate grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Design IdeasXylosma 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11

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