Hardiness: USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
On Apr 19, 2012, Chrysalis_girl from Tucker, GA wrote:
I purchased this plant 2 years ago. At the time it was about 3 feet tall. The good news is that it was only $7. The bad news is that was shaped like a lollipop (whose idea was that, I wonder?). Two years later, it looks healthy and happy, but has not grown much. I pinched off the terminal buds to encourage bushing out, so I'm not surprised it's not taller, but it doesn't seem to be bushing out, either.
Should I be doing something differently or is this plant just doomed to be a lollipop? Perhaps it just grows slowly? Any advice or suggestions?
Actually, I'd like some help! Purchased 3 year old shrub in the spring and it was blooming and healthly. Continued to thrive and was producing new growth up until a month ago at which time the leaves started dying. I was advised to spray with "70% Neem Oil" which I did! It finally lost it's last leaves and now just yesterday 4 green buds turned brown! Is there any hope??
On Mar 7, 2006, nifty413 from Garland, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Striking foliage variegation brightens partly shaded areas. The blooms are "fragrant," but to my nose and those of others whom I've dared to take a whiff, the flowers smell almost identical to a large, wet dog! Don't worry, though, it's not overwhelming, and so far, undetectable from a few feet away from the plant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: