DISANTHUS cercidifolius

This little known member of the witchhazel family has heart-shaped leaves similar to redbud. In summer the leaves are a lustrous dark bluish-green, and in fall turn a kaleidoscope of claret-red, purple and orange.Rare.

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DISANTHUS cercidifolius – Disanthus or Redbud Hazel

A little known member of the witchhazel family. This redbud hazel has heart-shaped leaves similar to Cercis canadensis (redbud). In summer the leaves are a lustrous dark bluish-green, tuning a kaleidoscope of claret-red, purple and orange in fall. Disanthus cercidifolius should be planted in acid soils in a shady location. A plant for the gardening connoisseur. Rare. Native to China and Japan.

Sun: Full Shade/Part Shade

Soil: Acidic, Organically Rich

Size: Height 6-10ft., Spread 6-10ft.

Zone: 5-8

Flower:  Insignificant dark-purple

Bloom Time: October

Attributes: Fall Foliage, Heavy Shade Tolerant, Rare, Low Maintenance