yard with outdoor rooms, Spiketail (Stachyurus praecox)
Photo: Rob Cardillo
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Fresh Alternatives: Spiketail

(Stachyurus praecox)

Forgo forsythia for this early-spring bloomer. Before leafing out, flower clusters up to 8 inches long dangle from bare branches. Full sun to partial shade; 3 to 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Zones 7-9.
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