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Asian Cleyera
Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Copper Crown'

Family: Theaceae (tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ternstroemia (tern-STROE-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: gymnanthera (jim-NANTH-er-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Copper Crown

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gaylesville, Alabama

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Miramar Beach, Florida

Cartersville, Georgia

Powder Springs, Georgia

Paulina, Louisiana

Germantown, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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Positive

On Oct 22, 2009, DustyDS from Sugar Valley, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I bought 3, 1 gal. containers of this shrub on sale, and wound up with 7 sturdy plants out of it...They seem to be very happy growing in red clay soil ammended with manure...They are still producing new growth this late in the season...The foliage is very glossy and a beautiful mix of colors...So far, so good..

Neutral

On Jun 10, 2008, louparris from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have been told that this plant works well in our area. I have just now started it, so the jury is still out.