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Xylosma congesta - Shiny Xylosma
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Flacourtiaceae
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow Green
Bloomtime: Fall
Synonyms: [Xylosma senticosum, X. congestum]
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 8-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Xylosma congesta (Shiny Xylosma) - This is a spreading, evergreen shrub or small tree that grows 6-10 feet tall or more and spreads even wider - size can be contained by prunning. The shiny light green leaves are this plants most attractive feature and it is evergreen in near frost-free climates with new growth an attractive bronzy-red. Plant in sun or light shade. Looks best with occasional watering. Evergreen to 25 F and root hardy to 10-15 F This plant has long been a common site in southern California gardens and commercial plantings. It has suffered in popularity as it often gets bigger than intended and it is a host to giant white fly, which causes it to often have white tread-like masses on the undersides of the leaves.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Xylosma congesta.
 
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