Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’

Compact Shiny Xylosm
Compact Shiny Xylosma
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

5-8′ x 5-8

Exposure

Full, Partial Sun

Water

Medium Water

Special Features

Deer Resistant, Desert Conditions, Drought Resistant

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Rounded

Sunset Garden Zones

24-Aug

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

11-Aug

Large evergreen shrub growing to 5-8′ tall and wide. Gracefully arching branches of lance-shaped bronzy-red new foliage matures to a lovely chartreuse-green with an attractive glossy sheen. This heat-tolerant species is easily kept to a smaller size as it takes well to shearing making it a fine choice to use as a medium-sized hedge or screen. Though exhibiting relatively low water needs a more lush and attractive plant will be achieved with a more regular watering schedule and a spring feeding with a well balanced fertilizer. Full to partial sun.

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