Is Xylosma fast growing?
Xylosma is also a fast grower! This plant looks fantastic alongside crape myrtles, lantana or shrub roses. Xylosma is available at The Garden Center regularly throughout the year. Right now, we have plenty of them in 5 or 7 gallon containers.
How tall does Xylosma grow?
10 to 12 ft. tall
Moderate grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide. Xylosma can be used as either a shrub or small tree in the landscape. Makes a fine natural hedge gently pruned to size or it will adapt to mild shearing for a more formal appearance.
How to care for Xylosma?
Care and Planting Instructions Plant Xylosma congestum ‘Compacta’ in well-draining soil in an area that receives either shade or sun exposure. Water regularly when planted to establish a healthy root system then, reduce frequency. This bush doesn’t require regular waterings and is known to be drought tolerant.
Are Xylosma roots invasive?
The xylosma is a Japanese evergreen tree that looks not unlike a well-behaved and more structurally pretty version of our dreaded invasive Japanese ligustrum. It has shiny green leaves and very small black berries.
Will Xylosma survive a freeze?
They can’t withstand freezing temperatures, let alone the extreme cold Texas faced in February. They’re native to the tropical South Pacific.
Will Xylosma freeze?
The Xylosma is an evergreen, but will drop its leaves if exposed to freezing temperatures. It is not susceptible to plant or pest diseases.
Will Xylosma come back after freeze?
These Xylosma plants will not come back from the freeze. A good replacement choice is Nellie R. Stevens hollies.
What happens if tree buds freeze?
Once the buds for the year have formed, a hard freeze can literally nip the blossoms in the bud, and serious reduce or eliminate the flowers for the year. This is a major disappointment on ornamental flowering trees and shrubs, and even more of a let-down on fruiting trees, which will not set fruit without blossoms.
How do you grow a Japanese blueberry tree?
A planting location with full sun exposure helps the Japanese Blueberry achieve optimal plant growth and health. Full sun exposure is at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. This evergreen tree prefers fertile, well-drained soils. Plant this evergreen tree where shade is desired.
How big does a shiny xylosma plant get?
Often called shiny Xylosma, this shrubby plant is very versatile. You can train to a small tree shape, leave it shrubby or prune into a hedge. Xylosma usually grows to about six feet tall and spreads equally as wide or slightly wider, but can get larger if conditions are right.
How big does a compact Xylosma congestum get?
The ‘Compacta’ is a quick growing specimen that grows half the size of a Xylosma congestum reaching an average landscape size of 6-8′ by 6-8′ with an upright, rounded growth habit. Aside from the occasional pruning to control growth, this plant is very low maintenance and is tolerant of inland heat and medium-mild seaside conditions.
Where does Xylosma racemosa live in the world?
Xylosma racemosa (Sieb. & Zucc.) Miq.; X. congesta (Lour.) Merr.; Croton congestum Lour. The typical state of this species occurs in Japan, Korea and E. China. The plants raised from the seeds collected by Wilson in W. Hupeh and W. Szechwan belong to the following variety: var. pubescens Rehd.
What to do with compact shiny xylosma tree?
Compact Shiny Xylosma is a great planting option as a medium sized privacy hedge between property lines or as a deer deterrent for more remote landscapes. Plant as a backdrop, grow it as a topiary, tree or as a filler to large landscape areas.