Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Orixa japonica 'Pearl Frost'
Pearl Frost Orixa
Item #: 15656
Zones: 5b to 8a, at least
Height: 96" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade
Origin: Japan, Korea
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
One of our favorite broadleaf deciduous shrubs is undoubtedly Orixa japonica 'Pearl Frost'. Orixa is a monotypic (one species) genus in the citrus (Rutaceae) family, that's virtually unknown in US gardens. We are particularly enamored with this superb, slow-growing variegated form, brought into the US by plantsman Barry Yinger. Orixa 'Pearl Frost' matures at 8' tall x 6' wide, with each leaf edged in creamy white. We have found Orixa 'Pearl Frost' to thrive in both part sun to light shade, although part sun plants require more moisture.
Leaf Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: White Garden
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