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perennial

Japanese Bottlebrush

Sanguisorba obtusa

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Japanese Bottlebrush (Sanguisorba obtusa) at GardenWorks

Japanese Bottlebrush flowers

Japanese Bottlebrush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Japanese Bottlebrush (Sanguisorba obtusa) at GardenWorks

Japanese Bottlebrush foliage

Japanese Bottlebrush foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Japanese Bottlebrush (Sanguisorba obtusa) at GardenWorks

Japanese Bottlebrush

Japanese Bottlebrush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  24 inches

Flower Height:  3 feet

Spacing:  20 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Ornamental Burnet

Description:

Gaining popularity in North America, bottlebrush plants are lacy and full of pink bottlebrush-like flowers thru summer that are ideal for cutting, held atop attractive compound leaves; a pretty addition to the garden

Ornamental Features

Japanese Bottlebrush features airy spikes of pink flowers at the ends of the stems in mid summer. Its attractive textured oval compound leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Japanese Bottlebrush is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Japanese Bottlebrush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Japanese Bottlebrush will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 20 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features


Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.