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  • early stachyurus
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Stachyurus praecox

early stachyurus

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
3 litre pot £29.99
3 litre pot £29.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: light, moist but well-drained, acidic soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This is a rare and unusual plant, which is seldom seen here in the UK. In late winter and early spring, pendent racemes of small, cup-shaped flowers seem to drip from the bare, arching branches, creating a beautiful show. A native of thickets and woodland throughout the Himalayas and Eastern Asia, it is ideal for adding interest to a shrub border during the coldest part of the year. Alternatively the branches can be tied onto wires or trellis and trained to form a wall shrub.

  • Garden care: Once established, the stems that have flowered should be cut back to their base. Apply a generous layer of mulch in spring and protect it from cold, dry winds.

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