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Bigfoot Cleyera

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$46.98
  • Foliage emerges crisp bronze-green, then turns to a dark, glossy green
  • Matures to 5-6' wide by 15-20' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to partial shade
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Description

As the name may suggest, “Bigfoot” is the largest of the three Cleyera offered by the Southern Living Plant Collection. It is able to reach heights of 15-20' H and 5-6' W which makes it ideal for usage as a large uniform hedge. New foliage on the Bigfoot™ Cleyera will emerge with a crisp bronze-green appearance, then shortly turn to a dark glossy green. As autumn comes around, the Bigfoot’s foliage develops a bronze-red hue that fits in perfectly with the new colors of the season. This Cleyera will respond to pruning and shearing, allowing one to sculpt their natural privacy screen to their particular liking. Plant the ‘Bigfoot’ Cleyera in part shade to full sun, and slightly acidic soil for best performance.

​Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Bigfoot Cleyera Spacing Recommendations

For a seamless planting, space your Bigfoot Cleyera 4 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 7+ feet apart.

  • Scientific Name
    Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Sotall' PP13680
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Deer Resistant, Disease Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Sun Loving
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Accent, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Planting
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    -

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

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Southern Living Plant Collection

Bigfoot Cleyera

$46.98

As the name may suggest, “Bigfoot” is the largest of the three Cleyera offered by the Southern Living Plant Collection. It is able to reach heights of 15-20' H and 5-6' W which makes it ideal for usage as a large uniform hedge. New foliage on the Bigfoot™ Cleyera will emerge with a crisp bronze-green appearance, then shortly turn to a dark glossy green. As autumn comes around, the Bigfoot’s foliage develops a bronze-red hue that fits in perfectly with the new colors of the season. This Cleyera will respond to pruning and shearing, allowing one to sculpt their natural privacy screen to their particular liking. Plant the ‘Bigfoot’ Cleyera in part shade to full sun, and slightly acidic soil for best performance.

​Planting tips for Acid Loving Plants

Pot size

  • 3 Gallon
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