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Glossy-Leaved Paper Plant is a semi-dense broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree that has the appearance of tropical foliage. Place in a protected site as the leaves will brown if exposed to full sun or wind. Grown in a pot it can be on a shady patio in the summer. This plant can also be grown as a houseplant which is a positive attribute considering that deer frequently damage it. Grows best in acidic, well-drained organically rich soils but tolerates sandy and clay soils. It tolerates drought once established, air pollution, and is moderately tolerant of salt spray.. Prune it any time of year to maintain shape and fertilize regularly except in the winter when it is not growing.

Blooms in autumn and fruit ripens in mid to late winter; used as house plant as well as outdoor landscape plant; leaves will brown if sited in full sun or with wind exposure; variegated cultivars are available.

Transplants readily; prefers moist, acid highly organic soils; tolerant of sandy to heavy clay soils; prefers part to full shade; tolerant of pollution and salt spray; no serious pest problems.


  • Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 19 ft. 6 in.
  • Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.

Flower Color:

  • Cream/Tan
  • White


  • Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
  • Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)

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