Disanthus cercidifolius
Common name: 
Redbud Hazel
Pronunciation: 
dis-AN-thus ser-si-dih-FOH-lee-us
Family: 
Hamamelidaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, broad-spreading, to 6-10 ft (1.8-3 m) tall and 8-10 ft (2.5-3 m) wide.  Leaves alternate, simple, cordate base (leaf shape resembles the leaves of Redbud (Cercis), hence the specific epithet, cercidifolius), to 10 cm, blue-green; fall color claret red and purple.  Blooms in fall; flowers small, bisexual, 5 spreading petals, dark purple, about 1 cm across, paired back to back.  Fruit obovoid, a capsule, 2-lobed, contains several glossy black seeds.
  • Partial shade, acid soil, protect from wind.  Reportedly not easy to establish.  (May not be able to enjoy its fall color if deer get to it first!)
  • Hardy to USDA Zone5   Native to Japan and China.
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