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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Sweet Tater, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    Clevera?? (sp) I have a customer asking for this plant and cannnot find it online to even figure out what it is. do you know?
     
  2. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cleyera and yes I have 2 clients with these things in their beds. Seem to be pretty hearty and they are low maintenance. I am in west Tn you shouldnt have any problems finding Cleyera's.
     
  3. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    thank you so much for correcting me and letting me know,I didnt have a clue
     
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Cleyera Japonica resembles the ill fated Photina Frazeri. I replace the photina with the cleyera japonica because of their hardiness and non prone acceptance to black spot disease-blight..
    Is this customer wanting the same response by replacing some or just by chance asking for them?
    There is usually a reason for someone asking for a particular species of plant. These things are insect resistant.
     
  5. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    New house, new landscape, they do their research, guess they found one they liked
     
  6. cut level

    cut level LawnSite Senior Member
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    2 of my clients adn my mother also has some of them and they have been very easy to maintain. I did not know they were insect resistant but I have never seen insect harm on them anywhere.
     
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Photina Frazeri are more prone to aphid, leaf miner, scale insects. The Cleyera hasn't exhibited any insect damage in mast quantities around my area.......other than drought damage.
     
  8. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cleyera are used extensively in Atlanta area. Very hardy, attractive evergreen shrub. They add a splash of color because new growth comes out as coppery/red. We've planted thousands of them.
     
  9. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cleyera is a very popular plant used in Florida. I've yet to encounter any diseases or insects on a Cleyera. Easy to grow and trim.
     

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