Height: 20-40'; Spread: 20-40'
Evergreen; round canopy.
4–6” glossy, dark green, leathery leaves with pointed ends.
Large panicles of white flowers in summer.
Clusters of small dark drupe-berries.
Smooth, grayish brown bark with fissures or scales.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning to train a good shape. Regular pruning needed less frequently with age.
Drought (once established), any soil, shade.
- Special Considerations:
Flowers attract bees and flies. Fruit attracts birds. Leaves and fruit poisonous to humans.
- Notable Traits:
Native to China and Korea. Dense canopy provides an effective screen.