S. persica var. laciniata
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, 6-8 ft (1.8-2.7 m) tall, dense, rounded mound. Leaves opposite, first leaves lobed, 3-9 lobes, later leaves may not be, 2.5-6.5 cm long, blue-green, glabrous. Flowers pale purple, fragrant, borne on 6-8 cm clusters along the branches; blooms in spring (April-May). Apparently often sterile.
- Sun or part shade. Heat tolerant and mildew resistant. Forms many suckers with age.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to Turkestan and western China.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: north side of the 11th St. Gate; also southwest corner CH2M-Hill Alumni Center.