Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Serissa japonica


Partial Shade

Serissa japonica 'Variegata' (Rubiaceae)
(sir-RISS-ah ja-PON-i-ka)
Variegated Serissa

This is an easy and casual shrub for the Southern woodland garden. Quietly attractive -- tiny opposite leaves with a subtle cream-colored variegation make this shrub quietly attractive. In late spring, small white flowers appear that resemble Spiraea. Grows 2-4' and needs no pruning if sited properly; a great companion to low-growing ground covers such as Ajuga, Laurentia, and Lamium. Not native.

Bloom color: white
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 2-4'
Spread: 3-4'
Zones: 7-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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