- Common Name(s):
- Shrubs, Trees
Does best in hot weather; can be severely pruned in spring; cut off faded flowers to promote continuous flowering; large shrub or small tree. May be pruned to the ground in early spring like a perennial to envirograte growth. Interesting foilage makes an attractive shrub boarder.
Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Leaf spot and root rot occasionally affect stressed plants. It may suffer from frost damages during cold winters.
- 10-15 ft.
- Opposite, compound palmate grayish green leaves; 3-7 leaflets; tomentose below
- Fragrant, small blue-purple, lilac, or lavender flowers in loose clusters on 5-8 in. panicles in summer on new growth
- Sun; loose, moist, well-drained soil
- Medium to fine
- Loosely branched; open vase-shaped shrub or small tree
- 6-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
NCCES plant id: 1849