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Xylosma congesta - Shiny Xylosma
   
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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.  The information about Xylosma congesta displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We also relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we visit, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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