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Cleyera
 

SHRUB

CLEYERA                                                     Evergreen Sun / Part Shade

Ternstromia gymnanthera                                 Ht. 4-10 Spread 4-6

tern-STROH-me-ah gym-NAN-tha-rah                 Spacing 3

 

HABIT:       Soft, glossy foliage, reddish color especially in the spring and fall. Insignificant flowers. Berries ripen in late summer. Native to the Orient.

CULTURE:  Good drainage critical to avoid root rot. Do not box or shear this plant.

USES:       Background, border or accent plant. Can be trimmed into small ornamental tree and does well in containers.

PROBLEMS:    Aphids on new growth, root rot in wet soil. Healthy if planted properly.


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