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.
Asia - China and Japan