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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Plant Name: Fothergilla gardenii
Common Name: Dwarf Fothergilla
Plant type: Deciduous Shrub
Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Bloom Time: April – May
Flower Color: White
Exposure: Full sun to part shade ( blooms best with full sun morning, afternoon shade)
Soil Requirements: Moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil. Grows well in sandy soils, but not clay.
Water Needs: Medium
Attributes: Interesting bottle-bush fragrant flowers, Fall color, multi-stemmed, attracts birds, deer resistant, year round interest.
Note: Easy care
Uses: Shrub border, Foundation planting, Cottage Garden, Woodland Garden, Native Garden, Small hedge.
Native to: Southeastern U.S.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Plant Name: Salix Integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’
Common Name: Dappled Japanese Willow
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 4-6 ft
Spread: 5-7 ft
Bloom Time: March- April
Flower Color: Yellow with small catkins (insignificant)
Exposure: Full Sun (with afternoon shade) – Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Fertile well-drained
Water Needs: Medium to Wet
Attributes: Colorful Variegated Leaves which are pink in the spring, then mature to variegated shades of pink, creamy white & green, Fall Color of yellow leaves
Uses: Hedge, Shrub Borders, Stream or Pond Edges, Rain Garden, Wet areas, Erosion control, Winter Interest with gray/green bark
Note: Tolerates Black Walnut, Tolerates wet areas
Native to: China, Japan, Korea & southeastern Siberia
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9