The University of Mississippi
Landscape Services Department

Japanese Cleyera


Scientific: Cleyera Japonica

Family: Theaceae
Hardiness Zones: 6b to 8
Habit: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Site Requirements: Sun to light shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
Height: 8 to 12 feet Width: 6 to 10 feet
Texture: Medium
Form: Upright; billowing
Flower/Fruit: Fragrant creamy white flowers; globose black fruit
Foliage: 3 to 4" alternate, simple, ovate lustrous dark green leaves; dull olive green below; new growth is bronze to reddish; does not discolor in winter

   


Locations on campus: Ford Center


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