• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing to 2 ft. tall, spreading to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:DUT-si-a GRAS-i-lis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 2 ft. tall, spreading to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasUse this plant as a groundcover or along the front edge of a shrub border for a field of bright green foliage. With the casual beauty of an old-fashioned flowering shrub, it is a fine alternative to weed-vulnerable, herbaceous groundcovers. Untroubled by poor soils, it is resilient and requires little or no maintenance.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.