Cool new shrub from China
Collected in the 1985 Sino-British Expedition to China, Rostrinucula has remained fairly rare in gardens. Our clone was collected in Guizhou, China under the number 018 which is believed to be R. sinensis. Regardless of its true identity, our Horticulture Director and our many visitors absolutely adore it. Rostrinucula is a suckering shrub growing up to 6-8 feet tall and as wide. It enjoys a nice sunny warm location, and will reward you with silver stems, red-tinged leaves and silver catkin-like flower buds which develop over spring and summer. In late summer through fall, the pendulous flower stalks slowly elongate up to a foot. Our Rostrinucula is planted near our Gate House. We look forward to watching it happily mature over the next few years.