This delicate tropical shrub will grow well in zones 9 through 11 and is ideal to use as an accent plant, medium-sized hedge, or an attractive border plant along a pathway. The newer leaves tend to have more white markings giving it the appearance of having snow on top of the shrub. The marron stems produce leaves with mottled green, pink, and white combinations that pair well with mandevillas and sweet potato vines. on top of the shrub. The marron stems produce leaves with mottled green, pink, and white combinations that pair well with mandevillas and sweet potato vines.
Plant snowbush in soil rich in organic matter. This plant appreciates regular watering; however, it does not like wet feet. Fertilize with a well-balanced fertilizer three times a year starting in the spring. Trim the plant to an ideal height of about 3 feet during the year to keep it well-groomed. Trimming will encourage the plant to bush out.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Colorful foliage provides contrast and interest throughout the year.
Snowbush, Snow on the Mountain
Prized for its colorful foliage
Water regularly until established then as needed. Do not let dry out.
9 and above
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
Partial sun but it can tolerate some full sun.
3-5 feet tall
In zones 8 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Mandevilla, dwarf mondo grass, bromeliad