Horticulture Report: Disanthus cercidifolius

Plant Name: Disanthus cercidifolius
Common Name: Redbud Hazel

Plant type: Broadleaf deciduous shrub
Height: 6-10 ft
Spread:   8-10 ft
Bloom Time: Fall
Flower Color:  Dark purple
Exposure: Part to Full Shade
Soil Requirements: Acidic well-drained soil
Water Needs: Even Moisture
Attributes:   Dramatic kaleidoscope of fall color. Multi-stemmed shrub with heart-shaped leaves. Interesting slightly aromatic miniature 5 petal star shaped flowers. Tolerates full shade.
Note:  Deer love to eat it!  Protect from wind. Reportedly not easy to establish.
Uses:  Woodland gardens, Shade garden, Naturalized Gardens
Native to:  Japan & China
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8

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