|Description||A valuable compact ornamental shrub used for hedges and borders to provide multi-season interest in the landscape. Fragrant, creamy white, fuzzy, bottlebrush flowers cover the low, mounded, dense form in spring, followed by thick, toothy blue-green leaves in summer. Fall foliage is a brilliant medley of yellow, red, and orange. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, or wider.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Plant this lovely native in shade gardens or in wooded settings where its rangy character and white flower spikes are appreciated. Use as a single specimen for accent planting or mix into casual shrub borders or with other natives that need a color boost in spring or fall. Native to forest floors, it is perfectly at home in a woodland garden with conifers and hardwoods.|
|Companion Plants||Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Weigela (Weigela); Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus); Alaskan Fern (Polystichum setiferum)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed regularly during the growing season. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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