The Variegated is a low-maintenance, evergreen shrub that is ideal for adding a touch of color and texture to any garden. It features glossy, dark green leaves with creamy-white margins that create a pleasant contrast in the garden. This drought-tolerant shrub is also heat and cold hardy, making it suitable for use in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9.
It can reach an average mature height of 2-3 feet and an equal spread, making it a great choice for hedges, borders, or mass plantings. The Variegated’s slow to moderate growth rate also makes it easy to maintain and an ideal fit for smaller gardens. Its low-growing habit also makes it a great choice for a low-maintenance groundcover.
This evergreen shrub is also known for its fragrant white flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer. The flowers are carried on long, arching stems and attract butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.
The Variegated can be grown in full sun or partial shade, although it prefers well-draining soil and regular watering. To promote optimal growth and flowering, fertilize the shrub in early spring and during the growing season. Pruning is not necessary, but it can be done to control the shape and size of the plant.
The Variegated is a great choice for any garden and will provide color, texture, and fragrance for years to come, enhancing your landscape and exuding inviting beauty for colorful twittering birds to enjoy.