Serissa Foetida Japonica
Serissa Foetida japonica Cotoneaster, Snowrose
Serissa foeteida is widely used as a small privacy hedge, throughout the state of Florida landscapes, thrives in full sun to partial shade, like boxwoods and holly's is often used to create mini hedges, trim as desired to create different shapes and forms, is also an interesting plant plant if left to branch naturally. Serissa is cold hardy, it will thrive in fertile moisture retentive soil, rich in organic mixes.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 9-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||4-5 ft.|
|Mature Width:||2-3 ft.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Foliage:||Small Leaf, Green|
|Uses:||Small Hedge, mass planting|
|Characteristics:||Gardens or Container Plant|
|Soil Conditions:||Well draining organic soil|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Serissa foeteida is widely used as a small privacy hedge, throughout the state of Florida.
Planting and Care
PLANTING AND CARE - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
LIGHT - Thrives in FULL SUN, tolerates partial shade
WATER - Water twice a week for the first growing season, once established rain water will suffice.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, Serissa plant is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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