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Serissa Variegated

Serissa Variegated


Variegated Serissa Serissa foetida "Vaviegato

Hardy in Zone 7-10

Grows 4' Ht. X 4' W

Plant in full sun to part shade

Uses & Cave Instructions

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Little pruning is needed, only to direct growth.

Easily grown. Top-dress planted area with mulch to retain moisture and prevent weeds.

Generally requires little maintenance.

Serissa Variegated, scientifically known as Serissa foetida 'Variegata', is a cultivar of the Serissa foetida species, native to Southeast Asia and commonly referred to as "Snow Rose" or "Tree of a Thousand Stars." This delightful shrub is beloved for its compact growth habit and variegated leaves, which feature creamy-white margins that contrast beautifully with the glossy green center.

In addition to its ornamental foliage, Serissa Variegated produces an abundance of small, fragrant flowers throughout the growing season. These delicate blooms, which resemble tiny stars, can range in color from white to pale pink, adding a touch of elegance and charm to the landscape.

One of the standout features of Serissa Variegated is its versatility in garden design. This petite shrub is well-suited for use as a specimen plant in containers, rock gardens, or bonsai arrangements, where its compact size and attractive foliage can be showcased up close. It also performs admirably as a low hedge or border plant, adding year-round interest and texture to garden beds and pathways.

Despite its delicate appearance, Serissa Variegated is surprisingly resilient and adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. It thrives in well-drained soil and prefers a location with bright, indirect sunlight or partial shade. With proper care, including regular watering and occasional pruning to maintain its shape, Serissa Variegated will reward gardeners with its beauty and charm for years to come.

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