• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Shrub
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:vy-BER-num x bod-nan-TEN-see
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 24, 31, 32
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasBring year-round beauty to your garden with this fine shrub. Small enough to include in the tiniest of gardens. Attractive even when bare in winter, it's cinnamon-colored branches in winter will force easily and are lovely in winter bouquets.
    Companion PlantsWitch Hazel (Hamamelis); Spirea (Spiraea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Sweetspire (Itea); Weigela (Weigela)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adapts to most well-drained soils; tolerates clay if drainage is adequate. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: spring 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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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