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Oriental Sun Stachyurus

Stachyurus praecox 'Oriental Sun'

An upright, deciduous shrub with brilliant green and cream variegated foliage. Unique pendulous blooms hang from the otherwise bare stems in winter, the showy racemes dripping with tiny, creamy yellow, bell-like flowers. A wonderful way to add winter interest and summer foliage color to mixed shrub borders.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationstak-EE-yoor-us PRAY-koks
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Clematis (Clematis); Boxwood (Buxus); Variegated Myrtle (Myrtus communis); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)

Will tolerate any soil that drains well. Best in full sun, will tolerate light shade. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Protect from drying winds in cold winter regions. Prune in spring to remove spent bloom stems.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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