Bronze Beauty Cleyera
Bronze Beauty Cleyera - 3 Gallon is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
The Bronze Beauty Cleyera is the most petite cleyera shrub in the Southern Living Plants Collection. Growing to heights of 8-10' H x 5-6' W, this evergreen shrub makes for a fantastic hedge screen. It's much smaller than either LeAnn Cleyera or Bigfoot Cleyera Shrubs
Young foliage on the Bronze Beauty™ starts as a light bronze green and develops into darker metallic-sheen emerald green. At the beginning of fall, the foliage transforms deep green leaves into a breathtaking scarlet bronze that changes the landscape entirely. This plant is receptive to pruning or shearing and will hold shape nicely. Plant the Bronze Beauty in part shade to full sun and slightly acidic soil for best performance.
When your shrub needs a trim, spring will be the best time to do so. Instead of simply shortening the stems from the tips, cut them back towards the center of the plant. Cutting them back to the plant will encourage new side branches to grow and allow them to retain their shape and style, but clipping the tips will encourage bushiness.
Bronze Beauty Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 7 - 10. Once fully established, this shrub is capable of withstanding temperatures between 0° and 30°.
Cleyera tolerates full sun but grows best in partial shade environments. You will want to be sure that your soil is rich and retains moisture pretty well, but will also shed off any excess. Soil should also be acidic with a pH within the 5 - 6.5 range. Alkaline soil may lead to a reduction of bronze and green foliage and instead produce foliage with tones of yellow.
If you are looking to make your soil more acidic try one of these!
- An organic liquid feed
- Add a mulch consisting of cottonseed and/or pine needles
- Espoma soil acidifier
You will want to place your Bronze Beauty in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a sturdy root system. Alkaline soil is not tolerable for this Cleyera, nor is over-watering. Excess watering will lead to root rot and black spotting of the foliage.
Ternstroemia gymnanthera vs. Japanese cleyera
While both are Cleyera, they are pretty different but equally wonderful broadleaf evergreen shrubs. If you were to look at these plants side by side, you would quickly notice the differences. While the buds of the Cleyera Japonica are sharp and hooked, the buds of a ternstroemia are small and rounded.
Care & Use
Care & Use
Hardiness Zone7, 8, 9, 10
Sun ExposureFull Sun to Part Shade
Evergreen or DeciduousEvergreen
FeaturesDwarf, Heat Tolerant
UsesHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Planting
Bloom SeasonFall, Summer
Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10
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