This tough, evergreen shrub makes a great screening plant, for it grows in almost any position - from full sun to shade and in most soils - and it gets to a substantial size. Its fragrant, white, tubular flowers open in April. The false holly is very easy to grow in full sun to deep shade, although it will flower less in more shade. It prefers well-drained soil, but will tolerate sand and clay. It is drought tolerant once established, but would appreciate occasional watering during dry weather, especially if in a sandy site. It can grow openly while it is young, particularly if it is in shade- light pruning can help keep this shrub dense in youth. Grows 5' x 5' in 10 years.