Excellent hedge plant with attractive, silvery white margins on glossy green leaves that adds unique color and texture to the landscape. Can be grouped to form a low screen. Tolerates poor soils and heat. Evergreen.
Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Seacoast Exposure, Topiary. An excellent light colored background to show off plants of unique color and form. A nice addition to an Asian inspired garden. Ideal contrast when intermixed with solid color evergreen hedges, cones and espalier. Makes a super espalier and can be purchased in pre-sheared topiary forms for containers or for European inspired formal evergreen gardens.
Pair with other Asian natives like Peony, Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Azalea and Rose of Sharon. Variegated foliage contrasts nicely with the purple foliage of Barberry, Smoke Tree and Weigela.
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.