Anyone have this shrub?

hummersteveMarch 27, 2010

I was looking for flowering shrub for my yard and found this guy that is on sale. Also looks like this big guy needs room to grow 4-6 ft . What are the opinions on this one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wine and Roses

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coolaces

hi steve, i have 2 of them .very nice bushes,blossoms heavily in spring then a light blushing 1 more time.mine seems to have a light sprinkle of flowers through the summer;hummers go to it off and on but seem to prefer flowers. pete

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 5:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hummersteve

Pete

Thanks pete, in the spring is when I would like for it to bloom.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 9:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mbuckmaster(7B/NC)

Steve, I have one of these and they're nice shrubs. I haven't experienced the hummer attraction as much as others say, but then again this shrub is farther away from my line of sight and near the goldflame honeysuckle that is their #1 choice. I also have 'My Monet' wegelia which is nice in contrast. They are easy to grow and withstand neglect and any soil type. They both rebloom for me in the fall as Pete says. Don't think you'd go wrong with these shrubs!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 9:55AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hummersteve

Usually when hummers arrive at my place its feeders only but then I never have anything in bloom at may 1st. Its normally late june/july before I have blooming, except for coral honeysuckle. In the past I have picked up certain types of weigela at my local krogers didnt seem to get much action. But I would still like to have a shrub or two in my yard. Im hoping these will have an upright bushlike habit.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 1:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mbuckmaster(7B/NC)

I'm sure you've heard this before, but buckeye would also be a great tree-shrub for early spring when your first migrators come back.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 1:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hummersteve

Ive heard about it but know nothing of it. Perhaps someone could post a photo of this and how big does it get.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 3:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ala8south

Steve, you're obviously on the same search I am. I'm thinking the wine and roses and a shrimp plant might help me attract more early hummers.
dell

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 4:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mbuckmaster(7B/NC)

Red buckeye is a great tree for hummers, even if you're not an Ohio State fan!

Here is a link that might be useful: Red Buckeye

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 11:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
susanlynne48(OKC7a)

I had a red shrimp plant last year and the hummers totally ignored it in favor of red pentas. This they loved.

I am planting a new honeysuckle - Lonicera sempervivens 'Blanche Sandman' that I hope will be a magnet, along with Salvia 'Hot Lips' and other Salvias.

Are you talking about Red buckeye, Aesculus pavia? I have Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora, which is also a nice shrub, but gets pretty big. It also has white blooms instead of the red.

Susan

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 8:11AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hummersteve

Hummingbirds can be a fickle breed. Thats another story, but just because one plant does well in attracting the hummer in one persons yard doesnt mean that will hold true in another persons yard. But it is a good standard to go by. For the first time this year I am also adding lonicera sempervirens major wheeler and salvia microphylla hot lips.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 10:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
penny1947(z6 WNY)

Steve,
The Red Buckeye can grow bewtween 12 & 15ft. in our growing zone. I have one planted in the back corner of my yard that I am hoping will bloom for the first time this year. It is about 4ft. tall right now. I ordered it from Mail Order Natives 2 years ago as a young sapling since they are very hard to find here and if you do find one they are about $50.00

Penny

    Bookmark   April 6, 2010 at 10:34AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Anna's HBs now visiting
I have Allen's hummingbirds all year, and in the summer...
publickman
Winter Hummingbirds
I put out a hummingbird feeder on November 26th, having...
Breidablik
What Are The Very Best Hummer Attracting Plants In Your Garden?
What Are The Very Best Hummer Attracting Plants In...
taupe79
how to germinate Seven-Up plant
Howdy, To attract hummingbirds to my Zone 8 coastal...
seedmoney
Just checkin' in
I'm trying to like this "Houzz" thingy, but...
ctnchpr
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™