River Nymph Lily of The Valley Shrub is part of the Enchanted Forest Collection from Monrovia. This beautiful shrub is an exquisite, prolific flowering variety. Huge clusters of showy buds are on display through late winter, opening to pristine white, bell-shaped flowers. Glossy red new foliage follows. It has excellent resistance to lace bugs. Place this in your garden landscape as an outstanding foundation or accent shrub. It works well in hedges or a single planting specimen. A hybrid from breeder Sven Svenson.
This evergreen does best in filtered to partial sun. It needs regular watering, weekly, or more often in extreme heat. It will grow moderately in a mounded form reaching 5 to 6 feet tall and wide. The shrub is well known for its sensational flowering in late winter to early spring.
Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil, with protection from harsh winds. Thrives in dappled shade. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 – 8