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Scientific Name: Astilbe chinensis
Pronunciation: uh-STILL-bee chye-NEN-sis
Common Name: Chinese astilbe
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves pinnately compound with 3-5 very serrated leaflets; flower panicle is pinkish-purple.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Aquatic, High, Moderate, Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Aquatic - ponds, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include A. 'Amber Moon', A. 'Visions', and A. 'Vision in Red'.
Chinese astilbe
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Prickly
Surfaces: Pubescent
Compound Leaf: Trifoliate (ternate)
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Perigynous
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Red, Magenta
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Petal number may vary

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots
Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Other:spreads agressively
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, ( Rabbit resistant )
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