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Serissa - Variegated / Size 1
Variegated Serissa Shrub


 
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Serissa foetida 'Variegated Serissa'
Also known as Snow Rose, and Tree of a Thousand Stars


Overall Description


Serissa is a nice little shrub variety that has uses ranging from low growing borders & edging, to foundation plantings, low hedges, and is a very popular bonsai selection as well. It is evergreen, and has a lower, somewhat mounded growth habit.

Our Variegated Serissa has deep green leaves with a creamy colored edging & variegation throughout. Pinkish colored flower buds appear in mid spring, opening to a bright white flowers with 5 distinct petals - star shaped. Older expired flowers can be removed through pruning in order to prolong blooming time. Serissa responds very well to trimming, and can be maintained at just about any shape, height, and width with an occasional, annual trimming in early spring, or late fall.



Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 2 - 4 ft

--Mature Width : 2 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 4" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
7 - 10

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly moist & sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen - dark green leaves are edged in a cream color with sporadic variegation here & there as well. Leaves have a glossy finish.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - medium sized white blooms are 5 petaled, and are star shaped. Flowers are preceded by light pinkish colored flower buds. Blooming time can be prolonged through removal of old, expired flowers.

--Diseases / Insects :
No major problems reported with this plant.

--Recommended Spacing :
2 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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