• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dwarf Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:si-RING-ga MY-er-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 9, 14 - 16
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Peony (Paeonia); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide organically rich, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; increase before spring bloom and feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Remove spent blooms to promote continued flowering. Prune after flowering to shape.
    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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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