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Disanthus cercidifolius

Common Name(s):
Disanthus
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Great fall color shrub and one of the only that will turn reliably red even in partial shade conditions.  It begins to color in early fall with tints of burgundy that are followed by crimson with orange and gold undertones. Disanthus cercidifolius has small, unusual flowers that resemble little burgundy starfish that appear as the foliage drops for the season. Although they are cute they are rather medicinal in fragrance.

Height:
6'-10'
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, dark bluish green leaves; 2-4.5 in. long; palmate veins; claret red, orange, and purple fall color
Flower:
Small starfish-shaped flowers 0.5 in. dark purple flowers in fall
Zones:
5 to 7
Site:
Light to moderate shade; deep, moist, highly organic soil; needs protection from strong wind
Form:
Broad spreading; slender branches
Tags:
deciduous, shade, fall color

NCCES plant id: 1536

Disanthus ceridifolius Disanthus ceridifolius