Helwingia chinensis /Helwingia

Helwingia chinensis  / Helwingia chinensis
Foliage with spiny margins
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Foliage with spiny margins

Foliage with a touch of yellow along the midrib

Relatively young plant with multiple stems

Specimen plant

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Scientific Name: Helwingia chinensis
Common Name: Helwingia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an evergreen shrub that is well adapted to the shade garden. It produces ivory colored flowers that sit flat on the leaves and purple fruit follow in the late summer and fall. Need both sexes of the plant to have fruitset. Many of the plants offered in the trade are male clones, and thus do not set fruit.