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.