Romeo® Cleyera

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For a showy, bulletproof broad-leaved evergreen to enjoy in your landscape, try the well-appointed Romeo® Cleyera (Cleyera japonica 'Variegata'). This compact, upright shrub is handsome in all seasons, and truly dazzles with its variegated foliage!

Romeo makes a boldly sophisticated presentation with plenty of visual interest all year long. Create a chic hedge to highlight their shiny leaves that start off the spring with buttery-yellow variegation that deepens to rose-pink variegation in fall.

Planting and Application:

You'll fall in love with their easy-care nature, too! Strapping, but not overpowering … steadfast Cleyera Romeo stays tight and uniform.

  • Use this versatile shrub to make a statement along your property line. For a solid fill, space them five feet apart on center; measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
  • A Romeo Cleyera hedge can be planted in either full sun or partial shade. Feel free to use it in an area that has both of these light conditions.
  • Durable Cleyera tolerates clay soil and becomes waterwise once the roots are established. It's a marvelous choice for low-maintenance gardening!
  • Why not add a short row to provide privacy in just the right spot? You'll love being able to rest and relax in your "right-sized" space without feeling penned in or oppressed.
  • Even a single Romeo Cleyera is impressive as a specimen. Put it to work in your courtyard or keep it in an oversized container for year-round color!

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Plant in full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil. Improve drainage by bringing in extra soil in a planting mound or raised bed.

  • Add symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster in the planting hole for the life-long support of the tiny feeder roots. This professional formula is an easy choice to protect your landscape investment.
  • Get the roots established during the first season with careful watering. Get expert watering tips for beautiful landscapes.
  • Prune in early spring to shape, making a pruning plan first before starting. Fertilize with a good evergreen formula at that time, following directions on the label.

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Romeo® Cleyera Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cleyera japonica 'Variegata'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Yellow
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring