Sometimes you don't need a showy shrub. You don't need a star specimen plant. You don't need the 'wow-factor'. You just need an easy-to-grow, plant-it-and-forget-it, give me nice greenery all year-round and cover-up that eyesore, fill out that area, or block-the-view kind of plant! Hello, Japanese Ceyera (Ternstroemia gymnanthera)! This carefree, broadleaf evergreen shrub is large, but can easily be pruned to fit the space you need - and fill any niche you need it for!
The leaves are glossy and big and start bronzy-red when they are new and mature to dark green with tints of bronze, red or purple depending on the season and the weather. Cooler weather brings out more red tints. In the summer it even blooms! The creamy-yellow flowers aren't big or showy, but they smell nice and after they're gone, orange-red holly-like berries take their place.
Japanese Cleyera is a good substitute for other overused, disease-prone landscape shrubs like Fraser Photina or Euonymus. It's largely pest and disease-free and mostly ignored by deer unless they're especially desperate.
It makes a great foundation planting to hide utilities and rough edges. It is the perfect backdrop for big flowerbeds and makes a great anchor to shrub borders. Use them around pools as a screen or to cover pool equipment. Deer resistant for en masse plantings along the back corners of your yard, or as a workhorse hedge to divide you from your neighbor's prying eyes, Cleyera can do it all!
They are good in the shade so they work well with Azaleas, Nandinas, Camellias and Pieris. You can also cut the branches for filler in your bouquets. The cut foliage keeps a long time and adds a nice glossy-leaved element to your vases. Fill shade gardens with big glossy foliage or line the shaded side of your home's foundation with these year-round specimens!
Ternstroemia do best in full shade to partial shade and will burn in full sun. These shrubs do need consistently moist soil and appreciate a layer of arborist mulch chips over their roots to keep them cool, hold in moisture and stop evaporation. Any well-drained soil that's organically enriched helps hold in more moisture.
Buy a simple, hardworking all-round shrub home to your garden today! Order the Japanese Cleyera Bush from NatureHills.com now and discover all the perks a wallflower and workhorse can offer your landscape!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Ternstroemia gymnanthera|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Must Be Well-Drained|
|Moisture||Water Weekly - Keep Cool & Moist|
|Growth Rate||Medium, Slow|
|Flower Color||White and Yellow|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|