A popular, densely foliaged, rounded, soft-textured evergreen shrub. The leaves are soft, glossy green all year and have an interesting silver midvein. Black berries last all winter for interest. Full sun.
Hedge. Works wonderfully planted in borders, as an accent, or sited along walkways.
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.