• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Spring
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:DAF-nay hoot-AH-na
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color
    Foliage color:Black
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Purplish-pink
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Gardenia (Gardenia); Azalea (Azalea); Heath (Erica)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, neutral to slightly acidic, very well-drained soil; avoid heavy, wet, poorly drained sites. Add compost to improve drainage or plant in raised beds. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer after flowering.
    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 shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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