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Japanese Bottlebrush

  • 85201
  • 1 per package
  • $14.99 $21.99

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We ship this item in Spring.

  • Light

    Sun to Part Shade
  • Size

    #1 Plant
  • Zone

    4 to 9
  • Bloom Time

    Early to Late Summer
  • Height

  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.

Item 85201 cannot ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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A perfect plant for borders, containers, naturalizing and more! Suitable for prairie planting, naturalizing and wildlife, this unique plant takes very little maintenance. Feathery, brushlike spikes form on the thin, wiry stems that arch above the lacy, green leaves below. The light carmine flower clusters have a unique look, giving the appearance of caterpillars perched on branches. Insect pest and rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. Sanguisorba obtusa

This item will ship in Spring 2018. ORDER NOW and we'll ship at the proper planting time for your zone.

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  • Botanical NameSanguisorba obtusa
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone 4 to 9
  • Flowering TimeSummer time
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorLight carmine
  • Flower FormFeathery, brushlike spikes
  • Foliage TypeLacy green leaves
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit30-36"
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Planting InstructionsPlant just below soil level and 18-24" apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningNot needed

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Important Shipping Notes:

Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

Garden hardgoods and Gift Certificates ship with in 4-7 day.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

SPRING Shipping Schedule

  • Bareroot Perennials & Bulbs
    Zones Shipping Dates
    1AB - 5A 3/20/17 - 6/17/17
    5B 2/27/17 - 6/17/17
    6A & 10AB 2/20/17 - 6/17/17
    Last Order Date 6/12/17
  • Shipping & Handling Charges
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    Up to $40.00 order $9.95
    $40.01 to $60.00 $12.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $14.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $16.95
    $100.01 to over $18.95

Customer Reviews

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Japanese Bottlebrush
Jan 10, 2014 | By Cathy Schwartz
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"This is the most unique plant I have in my garden. It is resistant to the rabbits that cause problems with many of my plants, and blooms all summer. I love them so much."
Beautiful and unique plant
Mar 11, 2016 | By Jan Price
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I tried the Japanese Bottlebrush on a whim. I'm so glad I did. I'm ordering more. The flowers are beautiful and long lasting.
May 26, 2017 | By SHARON BUSBY
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I bought this in 2016 and had no experience with it. I am very happy to say I love it. It lasted all summer and came back up this year. I have gotten many compliments on it and even posted pictures of it on facebook getting questions about it.
Just blooming, so pretty!
Jul 10, 2017 | By HVgardener
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This was a steady grower developing its leaves and then when I saw the little shoots go up for the blooms I got excited, first one just burst into bloom and its truly beautiful! Such a unique plant with beautiful shade between crimson and magenta, a bit lighter than photo but beautiful indeed. I have 3 in total and all three have shoots and cannot wait until they peak bloom. (planted in full sun bed with clay soil and occasional watering but a very wet spring)
Aug 29, 2017 | By Junesse Farley
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It grows. The foliage is nice. Did not bloom until second year. Blooms are prolific, but look absolutely nothing like the photo - lightly pink and weedy looking. Barely fuzzy. Will give it one more year and if it doesn't look better will rip it out.