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Diphylleia grayi


Diphylleia grayi has big, fuzzy, umbrella-like leaves and pretty white flowers followed by blue fruit. Great in the shade.

Diphylleia grayi is a Japanese woodland perennial with big umbrella-like leaves that is related to Podophyllum, the mayapples. It has pretty white flowers that bloom above the leaves followed by blue fruit. Best in cool, rich, moist humusy soil, medium to heavy shade. Rare.

Common Name: Asian Umbrella Leaf

Family: Berberidaceae (The Barberry Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Blue


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods in high mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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