- Broadleaf evergreen
- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10 where it is best grown in rich, moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. North of Zone 8, it may be grown in containers as a houseplant. Place containers outdoors in summer in part shade locations. Bring containers indoors before fall frost for overwintering in cool areas with bright light. Size and shape of this plant can easily be controlled by pruning.
Size and growth:
- 10.0 to 30.0 feet
- 5.0 to 20.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- March - May
Showy flowers, Fragrant leaves, Showy bark, Herb, Yellow, Green, and Evergreen
Outdoors, it makes an interesting specimen for shady areas of the landscape including patios, herb gardens and woodland gardens. May be grown as a screen. Excellent houseplant.
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for scale (particularly on indoor plants), mealybugs and spider mites. Some susceptibility to anthracnose and powdery mildew.