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A picture of a Chinese Spiketail

Chinese Spiketail

Stachyurus chinensis

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

4m

1.5m

Min

2.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Chinese Spiketail Overview

This is a spreading deciduous shrub with ovate, pointed, dark green leaves. The bell-shaped, pale yellow flowers are borne in racemes in late winter and early spring.

How to propagate Chinese Spiketail

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Chinese Spiketail

Grown for their flowers borne before the leaves.