Deciduous shrub. Leaves are pale bluish green and ovate to elliptic, rounded and opposite. Typical, honeysuckle-shaped flowers are not fragrant, but do attract hummingbirds and the occasional bee. Flowers are purplish-pink colored, and occur late spring to early summer. Not picky about soil, but does not do well in standing water. Give full sun for best flowering.
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Size: Height: 0 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 15 ft.
Plant Category: shrubs,
Plant Characteristics: low maintenance, spreading,
Foliage Characteristics: deciduous,
Flower Characteristics: long lasting,
Flower Color: pinks, purples, reds,
Tolerances: deer, drought, heat & humidity, pollution, seashore, slope, wind,
Bloomtime Range: Mid Summer to Mid Fall
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant
Light Range: Dappled to Full Sun
pH Range: 4.5 to 8.5
Soil Range: Some Sand to Some Clay
Water Range: Dry to Moist
LightConditions : Full to Partial Sun
Full sunlight is needed for many plants to assume their full potential. Many of these plants will do fine with a little less sunlight, although they may not flower as heavily or their foliage as vibrant. Areas on the southern and western sides of buildings usually are the sunniest. The only exception is when houses or buildings are so close together, shadows are cast from neighboring properties. Full sun usually means 6 or more hours of direct unobstructed sunlight on a sunny day. Partial sun receives less than 6 hours of sun, but more than 3 hours. Plants able to take full sun in some climates may only be able to tolerate part sun in other climates. Know the culture of the plant before you buy and plant it!
MiscellaneousGlossary : Deciduous
Deciduous refers to those plants that lose their leaves or needles at the end of the growing season.
Glossary : Shrub
Shrub: is a deciduous or evergreen woody perennial that has multiple branches that form near its base.