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Compact Japanese Fleeceflower*

Fallopia japonica 'Compacta'

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Compact Japanese Fleeceflower (Fallopia japonica 'Compacta') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower flowers

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower (Fallopia japonica 'Compacta') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Polygonum japonicum

Description:

An aggressive groundcover shrub with dense upright foliage, female plants produce interesting reddish fruits; will outcompete weeds and even other plants, needs to be contained or grown where vigorous spreading is desirable

Ornamental Features

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower's round leaves remain green in color throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Invasive

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Compact Japanese Fleeceflower will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 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 highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Groundcover 
Applications
Bark 
Ornamental Features