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Disanthus cercidifolius
Common Name: Redbud Hazel Family: Hamamelidaceae (The Witch Hazel Family)

Disanthus cercidifolius
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If you've got shade you need this shrub. D. cercidifolius is one of the best shrubs for fall colour turning reliably deep red even in shaded conditions. Fall colours also include orange and gold. This species has small, unusual flowers that resemble little burgundy starfish. They appear as the leaves begin to fall. Their aroma is not sweet but medicinal. Spring and summer leaves are generally blue green and heart shaped. A large shrub with an open, horizontal habit.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height6-10'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread5-8'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGood Fall Colour Bluish Green 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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