Watering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat; less often, once established.
Botanical Pronunciation:zi-LOS-ma kon-GES-tum
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
Special features:Bird Friendly, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Companion PlantsShrub Rose (Rosa); Passion Vine (Passiflora); Purple Hopseed Bush (Dodonaea); Lantana (Lantana); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia)
Large evergreen shrub growing to 8-10′ tall and wide. Can also be trained into a small tree. Gracefully arching branches of lance-shaped bronzy-red new foliage that matures to a chartreuse-green with an attractive glossy sheen. This heat-tolerant species is easily kept to a smaller size as it takes well to shearing making it a fine choice to use as a large hedge or screen. Though exhibiting relatively low water needs a more lush and attractive plant will be achieved with a regular watering schedule. Provide a spring feeding with a well-balanced fertilizer. Full to partial sun.