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Chinese Buttonbush Adina rubella

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Description

Tolerates dry shade; attractive even in shade

 

Site: Sun to partial shade; prefers acidic, well-drained soil but tolerates heavy soil and wet conditions

Form: Upright, spreading, loose shrub with arching branches

Cultivars:
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#acidic soil#white flower#shade tolerant#wet sites#fall flower#summer flowers
Cultivars:
Tags:
#white#sun#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#acidic soil#white flower#shade tolerant#wet sites#fall flower#summer flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Adina
    Species:
    rubella
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Spreading
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    White, slightly fragrant flowers on rounded head summer to fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 1 to 2 in. long; non-showy fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil