"A true garden aristocrat, this refined evergreen shrub is a great specimen or formal hedge plant for mild climate gardens. The oval-shaped, deep green leaves are held along beautiful red young stems. Creamy yellow-green perfumed blossoms enhance the distinctive foliage. Leaves and berries may be used to add a spicy, peppery flavor to foods.
This distinctive evergreen shrub lends a refined elegance to the garden. Planted in mass as a foundation plant, the glossy foliage will provide a wonderful
background to shorter flowering shrubs. Striking dark red stems and leaf petioles stand out especially when grouped with red or burgundy-leaved companions.
Attractive as a single specimen shrub, it also takes well to pruning into a formal hedge."
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Exposure: Full Sun, Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Open Shade
Size: 48" - 144" tall x 36" - 96" wide
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Quality: Evergreen, Leathery, Winter Interest
Plant Features: Attractive Bark or Stem, Edible, Fragrant, Hedge, Screen
Flower Color: Ivory / Cream, White
Bloom Time: Spring
Fruit: Culinary Value
Landscape Uses: Container Gardens, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Beds, Mixed Border, Privacy Screen, Small Garden
Special Uses: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Seaside / Salt Tolerant, Small Gardens
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Looks Good Year Round, Year-round Interest
Maintenance Level: Low, Low Maintenance
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep, PTETK