Provided for consumer information—Monrovia is not currently growing this plant.

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growth to 10 to 12 ft. tall and as wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Fall Color
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Spring
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth to 10 to 12 ft. tall and as wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasA huge super hardy shrub to background mixed shrub and perennial borders. Problem solver against multistory building walls with little interest. Soft character blends perfectly into wild gardens and mixed woodlands. Size makes an informal hedge or screen.
    Companion PlantsCombine this shrub with other plants bearing high native wildlife value such as Magnus Purple Coneflower, (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'), Trumpet Honeysuckle, (Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica') and Pink Muhly, (Muhlenbergia capillaris) and Marshall's Delight Bee Balm, (Monarda didyma 'Marshall's Delight').
  • 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 tidy, neat appearance, shear to shape in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This species is native to much of the southeastern U.S. and north into some New England states. This cultivar was selected at the Morton Arboretum.
    Lore:
    This plant's long, straight stems were valued by Native Americans for the fabrication of arrow shafts, hence the common name.