From the Mediterranean. Rounded plant is bulky and dense but has fine-textured foliage. Reaches 5–6 ft. high and 4–5 ft. wide (as much as 15 ft. by 20 ft. in old age). Glossy bright green leaves are pointed, 2 in. long, and pleasantly aromatic when bruised or brushed against. White, sweet-scented, 3/4-in. flowers with many stamens bloom in summer followed by bluish black, 1/2-in. berries.
Takes any soil, but good drainage is essential.
Makes a good informal hedge or screen, requiring little or no pruning; as a specimen shrub, it can be selectively pruned to reveal the limb structure. Withstands shearing into formal hedges and topiary.
From Mexico. Grows to 100 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide; the trunk is slightly curved or bent, slimmer than...
Mint-family member from South Africa. Branching to 4–6 ft. tall and wide. Hairy, square stems ca...
Native to Mexico, West Indies, and Uruguay. This vigorous vine climbs high (25–40 ft.) and fast ...