Spring to Fall Finish, 1ppp
Frequent early pruning produces a full plant ready for August sales. Stop pruning in late June - early July to allow for flower initiation.
Well drained soil is important to ward off root diseases
Prefers well-drained, loose soil. Does not like to be over-saturated. Prune in spring down to where new growth is sprouting. In Northern regions' this plant will die back to the ground though the roots are hardy. In the South, cut back if needed. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application. Turns lime-green with too much shade, however, summer temps and light intensity may require the use of light shade. -Sunshine Blue needs a sunny location to maintain chartreuse leaves.