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A useful, easily-grown, attractive shrub in many forms and colours.
Genus of about 80 species of deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs found in rocky places, thickets, woodland, at woodland margins and on riverbanks in northern temperate regions of Europe, Asia, North America and Mexico.
S. salicifolia has become naturalised in the British Isles.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for colourful small flowers borne profusely in spring or summer. Varieties for rock garden, ground cover or informal hedging. Wildlife plant - insects.
Pests & Diseases - trouble free
Place of origin - northern temperate regions of Europe, North America, Mexico.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Wildlife - Butterfly friendly