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Xylosma congestum (Xylosma)
Xylosma as a foundation cover.

Xylosma

Shiny Xylosma

Xylosma congestum

Native to China, the Xylosma is an ideal selection for privacy screens, windbreaks, or foundation plantings as it grows wider than it gets tall. Commonly grown as a shrub, it can be pruned into a tree form. New foliage starts out red to bronze, then turns glossy green while on long, graceful arching stems. Xylosma isn’t susceptible to many plant diseases or pest.

Inconspicuous yellow-green blooms appear in the early fall, but are followed by small black fruits that compliment the foliage well. Although evergreen, the Xylosma can drop leaves if exposed to freezing temperatures.

Foundation
Large Hedge
Speciman Tree
Windbreak

Flower Color:

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Height

8-15 Feet

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Spread

10-15 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Xylosma congestum

Responds well to regular pruning to keep an uniformed  shape; best done in late fall.

Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
XYL-REG-30 XYLOSMA, REGULAR
XYL-REG-45 XYLOSMA, REGULAR
XYL-REG-15 XYLOSMA, REGULAR

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Medium
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low