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Neillia sinensis

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Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best with consistent moisture. Prune immediately after flowering. Thin out old stems as needed. Remove suckers to prevent unwanted colonial spread. Flowers on previous season's growth; may suffer with summer heat in south; exfoliating bark

Cultivars:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#partial shade#shrub#exfoliating
Cultivars:
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#partial shade#shrub#exfoliating
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Neillia
    Species:
    sinensis
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    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)
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Radial
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Delicate, whitish pink tubular flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Doubly Serrate
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves emerge purplish bronze in spring, mature to dark green and then turn yellow in fall.
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits