Position: Partial or reasonably heavy shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, acidic, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Disanthus cercidifolius is perfectly hardy while dormant in mid winter. It is however vulnerable to late spring frosts once the leaves have emerged in spring. If a frost occurs after the leaves have emerged, it will require protection (for example: covering the plant with a fleece cover, etc). If left unprotected in a severe late spring frost, Disanthus cercidifolius will probably die.
Flowering Period: October.
Flower Colour: Purplish-red
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Large branching shrub.
Height: 3 m (10 ft).
Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
Important Please Read: The severe consequences of leaving this expensive plant unprotected in a late spring frost means that Disanthus cercidifolius is usually best grown by keen gardeners who are prepared to protect it in the spring or by people in warm, reliably mild parts of the U.K. where late frosts are a very rare event.
Please also note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will NOT replace a Disanthus which is damaged or killed in a late spring frost.