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Disanthus cercidifolius
  • RHS AGM

long-stiped disanthus

D. cercidifolius is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with wide-spreading branches and large, rounded, heart-shaped leaves turning deep crimson, purple and orange in autumn. Flowers 2cm in width, deep maroon, with five narrow petals

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Purple Red Orange Purple
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hamamelidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Disanthus are large deciduous shrubs with broadly heart-shaped leaves which colour well in the autumn, when the paired, small, starry, 5-petalled maroon flowers open

Name status

Correct

Plant range
China, Japan

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in humus-rich, lime-free soil. May need protection from strong winds and the foliage may be damaged by late frosts

Propagation

Propagate by seed in an outdoor seedbed in spring or autumn or by layering in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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