- Common Name(s):
- Japanese ternstroemia (Cleyera)
Salt spray tolerant; often sold as Cleyera japonica; can be severely pruned
- 8-10 ft.
- Alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous, dark green leaves; 2.5-4 in. long; new growth is bronze, reddish purple to red; reddish bronze winter color when grown in sun
- Cluster of 0.5 in. white to yellowish white flowers on previous season's growth; 1 in. green to red speckled fruit in fall
- 7 to 9
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil; may winter burn in full sun; does not tolerate poorly drained soils
- Upright oval to rounded; densely branched
- 5-6 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1809