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

Disporum cantoniense
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A bold, evergreen perennial for the shade garden with bamboo-like shoots arising in early spring. They quickly unfurl into a multi-branched clump, topped in late spring with creamy white or greenish, bell-like flowers. A beautiful plant for the woodland garden, its evergreen nature combined with persistent dark blue berries keeps some interest in the winter shade garden.

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 Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem ColourPurple 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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