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Orixa japonica 'Summer Sunshine'

Japanese Orixa

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Orixa japonica ‘Summer Sunshine’ – 'Summer Sunshine' has bright yellow new foliage aging to light chartreuse to striking bright green in summer. It glows in the spring open shade garden making a terrific backdrop to polygonatums, jeffersonia and other denizens of the woodland domain. ‘Summer Sunshine’ is a low maintenance easy-going shrub untroubled by pests. It will grow in modest soils though it will be more content in a good humus-laden draining mix. Spring planting is advised in the north. Cutting grown.


8 Ft


8 Ft


(5b sheltered)6 to 9
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Item Description Price  
ORIXSUMS Orixa japonica 'Summer Sunshine' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Orixa japonica 'Summer Sunshine'

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant


  • Hedgerow
  • Woodland
  • Screen
  • Border
  • Shrub Border
  • Massing
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Draining


  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown