An outstanding compact, dense foliage shrub with dark glossy green leaves that have one spine at the tip. Excellent for use as a low hedge, in containers or in mass plantings. Provides a lush green background for flowering plants. Evergreen.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Soil Conditions: Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil; Adapts to range of soils
Cold Hardiness Zone: 7-9
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.