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Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Fernbush

Fernbush

Comments

A densely branched, aromatic shrub with interesting fern-like foliage, presenting a profusion of showy white flower clusters from mid-summer to fall, leaving persistent, ornamental bronze seed heads; evergreen in mild climates; highly adaptable

Description

A densely branched, aromatic shrub with interesting fern-like foliage, presenting a profusion of showy white flower clusters from mid-summer to fall, leaving persistent, ornamental bronze seed heads; evergreen in mild climates; highly adaptable

Landscape Attributes

Fernbush is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fernbush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Fernbush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

5 feet

5 feet

poor

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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