• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreads 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Tolerates Poor Soils
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:roos a-roh-MAT-ik-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 3, 10
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreads 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasA beautiful spreading bank cover that can take poor, dry soil. Also a fine plant to include in the border with perennials and taller shrubs.
    Companion PlantsPine (Pinus); Forsythia (Forsythia); Rose (Rosa); Euonymus (Euonymus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Highly adaptable; grows easily in poor to average soil, provided it is well-drained. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a groundcover, space plants 5 ft. apart; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until the plants fill in.Pruning time: winter.
    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: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.