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Sun/Shade: Full sun or part shade. Looks attractive even in the dappled shade of trees.
Flowers: Flowers white for about two weeks in spring. Grown mostly for its foliage.
Landscape Use: One of the best, most dependable landscape shrubs. Has few problems over many years and keeps its healthy green color well in our alkaline soil. Makes a good hedge or individual specimen and is easy to keep trimmed at about four or five feet. Is a good choice to cover high foundation slabs. Is also one of the most Deer-resistant shrubs. The leaves smell like pepper.
Container Use: Can be good greenery in a large pot.
Size: Can get up to 6’ feet tall and 5’ feet wide in five years but is easy to keep smaller.
Type: Evergreen Shrub.
Deer Resistance: One of the most Deer-resistant shrubs.
Drought Tolerance: Very drought tolerant but looks best with regular watering.
Soil: Not particular about soil as long as it drains well and does not remain constantly wet. Does well in rocky soil or even better with soil enhancement.
Water: Smart Watering Principle=Water well when first planted then allow to dry slightly, without wilting, then water deeply again, etc. Easy Watering Principle= Water every day the first week; every second day the second week; every third day the third week; every fourth day the fourth week; every fifth day the fifth week. A soaking rainfall should last for about two weeks worth of watering. Do not keep constantly wet.
Fertilizer: Looks even better with regular fertilization.
Maintenance Tips: You can trim this shrub successfully to heights as low as four feet but 5’ feet tall is a good target height for this shrub when used as a hedge. In a more shaded area, it grows somewhat rounded to triangular keeping an attractive natural shape.
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