• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Multi-season Interest
    Blooms:
    Late spring blooms, followed by attractive seed pods.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:fy-so-KAR-pus op-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-us
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Late spring blooms, followed by attractive seed pods.
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Spirea (Spiraea); Boxwood (Buxus); Cypress (Chamaecyparis); Weigela (Weigela)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow in average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Best color in full sun; avoid extreme heat and humidity. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering to maintain shape.Pruning time: late spring to 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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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