• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Tolerates Poor Soils
    Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
  • 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:Quickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
    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. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until 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, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.