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Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade
Bloom Color: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On Nov 24, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I have 2 of these bushes growing as understory plantings beneath Maples in my very dry windy roadside bed. This summer they started out as 8" seedlings. They are now over 3 feet tall and bloomed for months. I deadheaded them and they put out bloom after bloom.
On May 6, 2009, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have trained mine as a standard and is currently over 6 ft tall. White blooms are very aromatic. Gets lots of suckers so constantly removing those to maintain tree form. This tree is at least 5 yrs old as of this writing.
On Mar 16, 2008, mbhoakct76 from Winsted, CT wrote:
easy to grow and very quick growing. give it room and expect a big bush!! butterflies really do love em to!!
i discovered they are easy to grow from cuttings and seed, and will even bloom quite a bit the first year.
On Nov 17, 2007, kd2000 from toronto Canada wrote:
This is a wonderful bush, purchased 2 in early summer about 12" high in small pots, by the end of summer they were 4-5' high with a 4' spread and flowering profusely. I dead head and have blooms until frost in my zone 4/5 garden. I have not had any problem with self sowing / plant becoming invasive, and reasonable luck with cuttings. It is simply an easy care, low maintenance, bright addition to the perennial beds.
On Jun 7, 2005, DrDoolotz from Urbandale, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
I grew this variety in zone 5a, Iowa, in 2004. It was very vigorous and flowered well. It did need staking even in that first year due to the height. It overwintered fine and is once again growing vigorously this spring. The only thing is, I never saw a butterfly on it!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Cornville, Arizona Hesperia, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Paradise, California Sacramento, California San Diego, California San Jose, California Winsted, Connecticut Spring Hill, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Mackinaw, Illinois Galena, Indiana Urbandale, Iowa Lenexa, Kansas Hebron, Kentucky Smiths Grove, Kentucky Dearborn Heights, Michigan Rutherford, New Jersey Croton-on-hudson, New York Kinderhook, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Wilson, North Carolina East Norriton, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2 reports) Jonesville, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Knoxville, Tennessee Bedias, Texas Cinco Ranch, Texas Irving, Texas Richmond, Texas Watauga, Texas Grand Mound, Washington West Allis, Wisconsin