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Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'
Common Name: Chinese Fairy Bells Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Disporum cantoniense 'Night Heron'
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Three to four foot tall, burgundy-purple, bamboo-like shoots emerge in early spring like an exotic multi-limbed creature unfurling itself into the new season. The foliage then emerges flushed with chocolate-brown. Creamy white or greenish flowers are followed by dark blue-black berries that persist on this evergreen plant through winter. Grow in more sun to enhance and lengthen the burgundy display in the stems and leaves. A Dan Hinkley collection from Sichuan Province, China.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Cool shady places at elevations of 1100-2900m in Nepal. Forests and thickets at elevations of 700-3000m.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourGreen 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen Burgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem ColourBurgundy 
Hardiness Zone6-10  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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