These Japanese shrubs are beloved by landscapers because they are evergreen, blooming prolifically in springtime, have a strong scent, and look elegant. New spring growth is bright red, and there are a number of hybrid types that have pink or red flowers – most a white. They are also called the Lily-of-the-Valley Shrub because of the flowers which resemble the lilies.
These shrubs can be anywhere from 3 feet to 20 feet high and can reach a diameter of 10 feet when very happy with their home. They prefer sheltered, shady locations, moist soil with good drainage and on the acid side.
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