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Japanese Cleyera

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Big, hardy, evergreen shrub!

Sometimes you don’t need a showy shrub. You don’t need a star specimen plant. You don’t need the ‘wow’. You just need an easy-to-grow, plant-it-and-forget-it, give me nice greenery all year-round that will cover up/fill out/block-the-view kind of plant.

Hello, Japanese Ceyera (Ternstroemia gymnanthera)!

This carefree, evergreen shrub is large (10 feet tall and 6 feet wide) but can easily be pruned to fit the space you need. 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.

Japanese Cleyera is a good substitute for other overused, disease-prone landscape shrubs like Fraser photina or Euonymus.

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. (Colder 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.

They are good in 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.

Bring some simple, hardworking goodness home to your garden today! Order now.

* Very easy to grow
* Evergreen
* Big hedge
* Great for foundation plantings
* Disease resistant
* Good for cutting
* Scented flowers and colorful berries


Japanese Cleyera  Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ternstroemia gymnanthera
Foliage Broadleaved evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Soil Type Must have well drained soil.
Moisture Water carefully to establish then weekly as needed maintain cool moist soil.
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium, Slow
Flower Color White and Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red, Evergreen
Fruiting Time Fall