Cleyera Japonica Latin Name: ternstroemia gymnanthera
The Basics This shrub with waxy leaves is best used for accent planting, shrub, border, and screens. It stands out among other hedge shrubs due to its glossy, rich green foliage. The new growth is a beautiful red and this shrub produces white flowers and berries. It reaches up to a height of 8-10 feet (6 feet in width).
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme Heat; Soil Conditions: Prefers dry, well-drained, acidic soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 8-10
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.