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CLEYERA japonica 'Tricolor'
Young leaves tinged with pink maturing to green with creamy-white margins. Fragrant creamy-white flowers
Pests & Diseases - red spider mite and mealy bugs if in greenhouse.
Place of Origin - Japan, China, Korea.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Height - 2m (6ft)
Spread - 2m (6ft)
Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - bushy shrub. Bowl-shaped flowers 1.5cm (½in) across appear singly, or in threes, from the leaf axils. Small, red berries sometimes, turning black in autumn.
Full Sun - shelter from cold winds.
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.