Hosta
Hosta 'Christmas Tree'

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hosta (HOSS-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Christmas Tree
Hybridized by Vaughn-Seaver
Registered or introduced: 1982
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Plant Size (check one):

Large (leaf 81-144 square inches; plant 18-28 tall)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Growing Habit:

Mound-like

Growth Rate:

Medium

Leaf Shape:

Broadly Ovate

Leaf Appearance:

Corrugated

Degree to which the appearance is present:

Moderately

Leaf Texture (top):

Dull

Leaf Texture (bottom):

Glaucous Bloom

Leaf Substance:

2 (Good)

Leaf Color:

Dark Green

Color of Leaf Margin:

Yellow

Creamy White

Number of Vein Pairs:

9 to 11

12 to 15

Appearance of Margin:

Slightly Rippled

Margin Width:

1/8" - 1/4"

Bloom Time:

Early/Mid

Flower Shape:

Funnel

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Does it set seed?:

Yes; seed is viable

Bloom Color:

Medium Lavender

Regional

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

Anniston, Alabama

Paradise, California

Oxford, Connecticut

Cordele, Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Caseyville, Illinois

Cherry Valley, Illinois

Machesney Park, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Slidell, Louisiana

Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Plainwell, Michigan

Lake City, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Underwood, Minnesota

Fishers Landing, New York

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Urbanna, Virginia

Marion, Wisconsin

Owen, Wisconsin

Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very pretty hosta with a contrast of dark green to white variegation on the foliage. Blooms in June-July in my garden.