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Orange and yellow new growth

Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Carolina Sunset'

A new color in cleyera—bright yellow, with glowing hues of copper and orange on the new growth.

At one time or another, everyone has stood in awe at the beautiful orange and red colors of a summer sunset, particularly in the south where the sky puts on a dramatic show. This new Cleyera from breeder Richard Davis offers a similar, unique pallet of color that grants new opportunities for use. A bright-yellow, evergreen shrub, the new growth glows in hues of copper and orange. Impactful when used in foundation plantings or in large drifts, look for a place where Carolina Sunset can really show off and then sit back, relax and enjoy the evening.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Carolina Sunset cleyera
  • Botanical Name

    Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Carolina Sunset' PP33362

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Spring
  • Size

    5-6' tall by 5-6' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

    7-9
  • Light

    Morning sun / afternoon shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, foundation plantings, large sweeps, urban gardens
  • Propagation

    Cuttings

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