Ternstroemia gymnanthera 'Broody' PP30450

This super easy-care, slow-growing evergreen shrub will add color and texture to your garden. Glossy green and white foliage has a tint of maroon on the new leaves.

Sunset Zones

4–9, 14–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–10

Juliet® Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 2-3' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Cottage/Informal, Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting, Woodland Garden

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full coastal sun to part shade in hotter climates

Special Feature

Compact habit, Disease / Pest Resistance, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Variegated Foliage, Winter / Fall Foliage Color, Year-Round Interest


Attractive variegated foliage

Flowering Season


Juliet® Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in early spring


Prune in early spring before first flush


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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