Cleyera fortunei /Variegated Cleyera

Cleyera fortunei  / Cleyera fortunei
Narrow variegated leaves with wide white margins
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Narrow variegated leaves with wide white margins

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Scientific Name: Cleyera fortunei
Common Name: Variegated Cleyera
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This shrub produces narrow dark green leaves with wide white margins. It should not be confused with other plants called cleyera like the more common Ternstroemia gymananthera. Provide a moist, fertile, well drained soil and sun to partial shade. Because of its variegation it makes a strong presence in the garden. Reported that foliage turns red in the late fall.