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

  • Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth to 10 to 12 ft. tall and as wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fall Color
    Blooms:
    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:
    <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.
  • 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.