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.
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.
Flower: Insignificant dark-purple
Bloom Time: October
Attributes: Fall Foliage, Heavy Shade Tolerant, Rare, Low Maintenance