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botanical name:
Disanthus cercidifolius
Disanthus cercidifolius © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Hamamelidaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Upright, twiggy shrub with heart-shaped leaves resembling those of Cercis, the Judas tree. Foliage turns vivid shades of red in autumn. Tiny purplish flowers in October.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, humus-rich soil in a part shaded position.

other notes:
From Japan and south-eastern China.

pronounced: dis-AN-thus ser-sid-ih-FOH-lee-us

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