- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Understory shade or partial sun. Evergreen, with glossy compound leaves that perfume the garden with the fragrance of rue. Torchwood is dense and hedge-like, making a rounded shrub resembling boxwood. Tiny black fruit appears in autumn.
Torchwood is a tough plant in clay or sand, but rare in the commercial trade; look for it at central Texas and Rio Grande native plant vendors. It is relatively untested in rocky soils north of San Antonio, though it withstood 15-degree temperatures without damage in 2010-11.