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Xylosma congesta (Shiny Xylosma)

Shiny Xylosma, Croton congestus, Xylosma senticosum, Xylosma congestum

Xylosma congesta, Shiny Xylosma, Croton congestus, Xylosma senticosum, Xylosma congestum, Evergreen Shrub
Xylosma congesta, Shiny Xylosma, Croton congestus, Xylosma senticosum, Xylosma congestum, Evergreen Shrub

Xylosma congesta (Shiny Xylosma) is a spreading, evergreen shrub or small tree with shiny, serrate, ovate leaves. Emerging bronze to copper, the foliage matures to bright green. Flowers are tiny and yellow but fairly inconspicuous. They are sometimes followed by dark red fruit ripening black. A versatile shrub that can make a beautiful clipped hedge or a graceful, spreading screen.

  • Grows up to 8-10 ft. tall (240-300 cm) and 8-15 ft. wide (240-450 cm). Adds 24 in. per year 60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade, in moist, alkaline, well-drained soils.
  • Keep an eye out for Texas root rot, shot hole borer, giant whitefly, scales and spider mites.
  • Prune for shape or size if desired .
  • Native to China.

Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Salicaceae
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spread 8' - 15'
(240cm - 4.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Hedges And Screens
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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Salicaceae
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Spread 8' - 15'
(240cm - 4.6m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Hedges And Screens
How Many Plants
Do I Need?

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