Top Plants For Sonoma County
Can be pruned to control size and shape. Excellent fall color.
Loose and airy, grayish buff-to-pink tiny flowers and stems rise above foliage in wispy puffs and persist for months. Purple-leaved varieties make dramatic statements especially as colors change in fall. Good drainage is a must; poor soil is superior to wet or highly fertile ground. Train as a tree or allow many stems to develop. C. obovatus is similar but a much larger tree with superior fall color.