Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: any well-drained soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Flowering period: May and June
Hardiness: fully hardy
Clusters of insignificant, green flowers appear in May and June among small, lustrous green leaves with yellow margins, which often take on a reddish bronze flush in colder winter. This popular, bushy, semi-evergreen shrub will often keep its foliage throughout the winter, and it makes excellent groundcover. A mainstay of low-maintenance gardens, it also makes a good foil for more ornamental, golden-leaved shrubs. It is tough and will thrive in any well-drained border in sun or partial shade.