Native to China and Japan. Grows to 6–10 ft. high and wide. Neat, compact habit, with tiers of arching or drooping branches. Roundish, light green, soft-textured leaves 1–2 in. long; throughout the year, the occasional leaf turns yellow or red, providing a nice touch of color. White to greenish flowers, each with four narrow, twisted, inch-long petals, appear in clusters of four to eight at branch tips. Flowering is heaviest in spring, but some bloom is likely at any time.
Covered with pure white blooms in spring and sporadically through summer and fall; dense, glossy-green foliage with lime green new growth. Useful as a foundation shrub, in mass plantings, or in a perennial bed. From the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
Combining colorful flowers with year-round deep purple foliage, ‘Purple Diamond®’ is a gem. Useful as an accent shrub in borders and containers, as a foundation plant, as a low hedge, or in mass plantings. From the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
Easy-to-grow, low-maintenance groundcover shrub holds rich purple foliage year-round. ‘Purple Pixie®’ is great as a border edger, in mass plantings, on slopes, or cascading over retaining walls. Adds vibrant color spilling over containers and hanging baskets. From the Sunset Western Garden Collection.
These fall into two horticultural classes, which might be called “deciduous” and “ev...
Evergreen. Grows 3–4 ft. tall, with numerous leafy flowering stems topped by yellow, orange, or ...
These evergreens include series such as Meyer, Premier, Inca, and Princess (which is particularly comp...