Juke Box® xPyracomeles sp.
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
- Early Spring
A handsome new evergreen for warm climate gardens!
Though you may never have heard of it, Juke Box® pyracomeles is a versatile, easy to grow landscaping plant. Think of it like a boxwood, but with very shiny leaves and fine branches that give it a neat and noticeable texture wherever you plant it. And you can plant it just like you would a boxwood: as a hedge, edging, specimen, or try trimming or training it as your heart desires. This thornless plant produces no flowers to speak of, and is very resistant to pests and diseases. Don't be afraid to try something new - we trial and test all of our plants for at least 7 years before they are available for you, so as long as you meet this plant's basic growing requirements below, you'll be successful. Juke Box pyracomeles earned a Blue Ribbon award for its performance and drought tolerance in the UC Davis Landscape Irrigation Trials.
Top reasons to grow Juke Box® pyracomeles:
- Trouble-free boxwood alternative.
- Very glossy leaves and a distinctive texture.
- Grows well in sun or part shade.Foliage Interest
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 36 InchesSpacing:12 - 36 InchesSpread:12 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Naturally growing as a rounded little mound, Juke Box® pyracomeles can be used just like a boxwood in the landscape. It can be trained, trimmed, or clipped if you wish.Maintenance Notes:
Juke Box® pyracomeles needs little maintenance and care. It grows in sun or part shade, and needs nothing more than average soil and water. If you wish to prune it, do so after the new growth has emerged in spring but before it becomes woody.
This new species of evergreen has been through multiple winters in Asheville, North Carolina (USDA zone 7) with no damage. It has survived winter in zone 6, but typically with some damage to its evergreen foliage. Hence, we currently recommend this plant only for USDA zones 7 and warmer.Fun Facts:
Never heard of Pyracomeles before? You're not alone! It's quite new to the market. Its funny name (and the "x" in front of it) derive from the two different genera that were crossed to create it - Pyracantha and Osteomeles. The "x" simply indicates that it is a cross of two species - it is not pronounced. Listen to our pronunciation recording to hear how to say it yourself.Juke Box® xPyracomeles sp. 'NCXP1' USPP 31,409