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Disanthus cercidifolius (photo courtesy of Rob Cardillo)
Disanthus cercidifolius (photo courtesy of Rob Cardillo)

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Disanthus cercidifolius

Deciduous, Shrubs

Native to Japan. Slender-branched shrub to 10–12 ft. tall and wide is grown for its magnificent red-orange fall color. Nearly round, smooth, 2–4-in.-wide leaves turn from bluish green to shades of deep red with orange tints with the onset of colder weather. Tiny, purplish fall flowers are mildly scented. Provide rich soil and protection from wind.

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