• 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 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Exceptional Fall Color
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ar-ROH-nee-uh ar-bew-tih-FOH-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThis highly ornamental North American native plant offers multi-season interest and is deserving of more presence in today's gardens. Plant where its superb fall foliage will add late season excitement. Stunning when used in mass in shrub borders or woodland areas. Highly effective in naturalized areas where its suckering growth habit does not need to be restrained. Ability to withstand wet, boggy soils makes it ideal for planting near the edge of a pond or stream. Its wide adaptability to varied conditions makes it well-suited for areas where moisture fluctuates by season. Useful for erosion control and bank stabilization.
    Companion PlantsSnowberry (Symphoricarpos); Redbud (Cercis); Beauty Berry (Callicarpa); Dogwood (Cornus); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow and highly adaptable to a wide range of soil types and moisture, from wet to dry. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize when new growth begins in spring. Prune annually to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: late winter.
    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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