• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Multi-Season Interest
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser sir-sin-A-tum
    Plant type:Tree
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 6, 14 - 17, 36, 37
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsDogwood (Cornus kousa); Astilbe (Astilbe); Hosta (Hosta); Leatherleaf Fern (Rumohra adiantiformis); Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers evenly moist soils and some shade, but adaptable to most soil types and tolerates sun. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: 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 to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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