Cleyera Japonica ( sakaki ) evergreen

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Cleyera Japonica

( sakaki )

 

 

An upright billowing evergreen shrub from humid forests of Japan, Korea and mainland China, where it grows to be a small tree. Typically in cultivation it grows to 8-12 feet tall to 6-10 feet wide with rounded 3-4 inch long leaves that are dark glossy green above and dull olive green below with reddish-bronze new growth. The small delightfully fragrant creamy-white flowers appear in mid summer and are often followed by small round black fruit.

 

 

Height : 8-12 Feet                Width : 6-10 Feet

Exposure : Full sun to partial shade ( more shade in hot dry areas )

Hardiness Zones : 7-10