A tough plant that adapts well to urban conditions. Not particularly showy, but easy to grow and effective in shrub borders, as a hedge, woodland gardens, foundations or difficult shade areas.
An open-branched, mounding, deciduous shrub which typically grows 3-6' tall. Features ovate, serrate, medium green leaves and white, 4-petaled, 2" diameter flowers. Flowers appear in late spring to early summer and give way to glossy, jet black, bead-like berries in groups of 3-4 which mature in fall and persist throughout the winter. No appreciable fall color. (info source: missouribotanicalgarden.org)
Genus - Rhodotypos
Species - Scandens
Common name - Black Jetbead
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 3'-6' / 0.90 - 1,80 m
Spread - 4-8' / 1,20 - 2,40 m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - 6.1 - 7.8 (mildly acidic - neutral - mildly alkaline)
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Landscape uses - Not particularly showy, but easy to grow and effective in shrub borders, as a hedge, woodland gardens, foundations or difficult shade areas.
Germination rate - 75%
Bloom season - Late Spring/Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White / Near White
|Germination||1. Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours.|
2. Startify for 60-90 days in dampened peat, sand or vermiculite, in a plastic box or bag at +4C or +5C in a refrigerator. The seeds should not be frozen or in a wet medium.
3. Sow about 1mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about +15C.
Rhodotypos scandens seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light, GA-3 may promote germination - even in the dark.