|This 'Isanti' cultivar is in full bloom at the end of May and should grow to about 6 feet. |
Cutting back the older growth each year will keep the size down
and give more new red stems in the winter.
|The seed heads of Sumac make them easy to spot. Not sure which species this is. |
The stems of R. glabra are smooth, while those of R. typhina are hairy.
|This native Spiraea blooms throughout the summer |
and is a magnet for bees.
Other shrubs that provide mid and late summer flowers which I put in last year include dense St. John's Wort, Hypericum densiflorum, and Meadowsweet, Spiraea alba var. latifolia (this one blooms all summer long).
|'Blue Muffin' is noted for it's sapphire berries, |
as long as there is another Arrowwood around for pollination.