• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often during extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 10-12 ft. tall and wide in 10 years, to 25 ft. with age.
    Key Feature:
    Winter Flowering
    Blooms:
    Winter through early spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10-12 ft. tall and wide in 10 years, to 25 ft. with age.
    Special features:Year-round Interest
    Blooms:Winter through early spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, well-drained soil. Performs best in dappled shade or morning sun with afternoon shade. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Prune to shape after flowering.Pruning time: summer.
    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
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often during extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The genus Stachyrus is a favorite of Dan Hinkley's, thought not generally well known. He found the species S. salicifolius in Sichuan province, noting its exceptional garden merits. The species name salicifolius refers to it's narrow almost bamboo-like texture. This particular selection exhibits a heavier flowering habit and exceptional form.

Videos

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Sparkler® Willow-Leaf Stachyurus (2:58)
Visit Windcliff, the Pacific Northwest garden of plant explorer Daniel J. Hinkley, accompanied by Monrovia’s Nicholas Staddon. In this segment,...
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