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Sugarberry False Spirea

Astilbe Sugarberry  • 

Photo: Sugarberry False Spirea

Triangular-shaped plumes of soft pink
Compact, dense clumps of dark green foliage
Excellent for the front border
Bloom Time: June to July

Grows best in light to moderate shade, with average to moist soils. Astilbe may burn if planted in full sun. Deep shade tolerant, but will not flower as prolifically. Water plants during the summer especially if there is less than average rainfall. Extended drought periods will lead to browning of the foliage and may result in foliage drop. After flowers finish, prune off spent blooms and lightly shape the foliage to encourage new growth.  This plant is both deer and rabbit resistant.  Woodland planting successful.

Properties

Height
8 - 12 cm
Color
Sunlight
Partial shade
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Needs protection