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Stachyurus praecox (Early stachyurus)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
3m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Stachyurus praecox

Other names

Early stachyurus

Genus

Stachyurus Stachyurus

Species

S. praecox - S. praecox is a spreading deciduous shrub, producing attractive hanging racemes of pale yellow flowers on bare stems.


Stachyurus praecox is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Stachyurus praecox (Early stachyurus) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade in a sheltered position. Can be grown as a wall-shrub.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Stachyurus praecox

Other names

Early stachyurus

Genus

Stachyurus Stachyurus

Species

S. praecox - S. praecox is a spreading deciduous shrub, producing attractive hanging racemes of pale yellow flowers on bare stems.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow in Winter

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Stachyurus praecox (Early stachyurus) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade in a sheltered position. Can be grown as a wall-shrub.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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