Partial shade; can grow under live oaks as long as soils are deep enough. Evergreen. A coarse-textured, fairly fast growing shrub up to 8 feet tall and wide; plant on 3 or 4 foot centers for a woodland hedge effect, and group with contrasting textures and perennials to add visual interest. It’s dense enough to hide unattractive views, and frequently used for this purpose in commercial landscaping. In the home landscape it’s big enough to require some room. The leaves give off a pungent, mulch-like odor when crushed.