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Disanthus cercidifolius


One of the only shrubs that can be grown in the shade and still produce incredible fall colour.

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.

Common Name: Redbud Hazel

Family: Hamamelidaceae (The Witch Hazel Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Burgundy

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:

Award: AGM, GPP

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

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