Ternstroemia gymnanthera ‘Carolina Sunset’ PPAF

Orange and yellow new growth

Common Name Carolina sunset cleyera
Botanical Name Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Carolina Sunset' PPAF
Size 5-6' tall by 5-6' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 7-9
Sun / Shade Morning sun / afternoon shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well-drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Borders, foundation plantings, large sweeps, urban gardens
Market appeal / Uniqueness A new color in cleyera. A bright-yellow, evergreen shrub, the new growth glows in hues of copper and orange.
Propagation Methods Vegetative cuttings
Bloom Time spring

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

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.

Note: Performs best when given protection from afternoon sun