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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 30 feet or taller
Plant Spread: 30 feet or wider
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on new wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees

Light snow over fall color

Honey Bees in the Garden:  JuneHoney Bees in the Garden: June
By Mindy03 on June 1, 2011

June brings the end of school, Father's Day and summer. Summer brings hot weather and plants may need extra water. Honey bees will also need extra water to keep the hive cool.

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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2017-11-03Light snow over fall color
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2015-02-19New buds coming through the snow
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Location: Wellfleet, Cape Cod at Van Rensselaer's RestaurantDate: 2010-0614
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Location: Wellfleet, Cape Cod at Van Rensselaer's RestaurantDate: 2010-0614
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Location: Wellfleet, Cape Cod at Van Rensselaer's RestaurantDate: 2010-0614The plant shown was 22 years old at the time.
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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Dec 8, 2016 5:37 PM

Very robust vine. Be cautious where you plant it. Mine was quite slow to initially get established, then shot onward and upward with abandon. Secures itself by little suckering rootlets, which can be damaging to wood. It will also try to grow under and through nooks and crannies (think where your siding meets the roof). I have had one for well over 30 years and keep it pruned back to a deep "v" shape which vaguely resembles a tree against the barn. I also routinely prune it so the breadth of it stays about 2' from the side of the building. It is spectacular when it blooms, and is also very pretty in the fall when the leaves color up. I do not give this plant any supplemental fertilizer or watering and it does well for me. An added bonus is that birds tend to use this for nesting.

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