A shrub native to California that can reach a height of up to thirteen feet tall and fifteen feet wide. This shrub can grow pretty quickly and can be found in wetlands where the soil is damp. It has white, purple, and red flowers that bloom in the summer. It is winter deciduous.
Plant with: Maples (Acer species), Ash (Fraxinus species), Walnut (Juglans species), Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa), Cottonwood (Populus species), Willow (Salix species), Spicebush (Calycanthus occidentalis), Wild Honeysuckle (Lonicera species), Wild Azalea (Rhododendron species), Wild Currant (Ribes species), Wild Rose (Rosa species), and Wild Grape (Vitis species)
- Full shade, part shade, full sun
- Best in loamy soil
- Attracts birds and butterflies
- Hardy up to -10 degrees
- Native to California