• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Low, compact habit, only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bold Winter Interest
    Blooms:
    Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KOR-nus ser-E-se-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Low, compact habit, only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Companion PlantsChokeberry (Aronia); Summersweet (Clethra); Japanese Sweet Flag (Acorus); Sweetspire (Itea); Turtlehead (Chelone)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Widely adaptable to moist, well-drained soils; tolerates wet, boggy sites. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Best stem color on young wood; may be pruned annually. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new spring growth begins.Pruning time: late winter. prune out one-third of the oldest branches to promote growth of new red stem.
    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.