In full flower this fall is Disanthus cercidifolius. Okay, so full flower on a disanthus could not appear too thrilling to the petunia and pansy crowd, however plant geeks discover these flowers fairly darn cool. We’d almost given up on rising this witch hazel relative after discovering in our first few makes an attempt that it has zero warmth tolerance. It wasn’t till we obtained a plant from a Chinese language inhabitants (Disanthus cercidifolius ssp. longipes) of the higher identified Japanese native, that we realized there’s a type we will develop, and develop nicely. Not solely does the Chinese language type have warmth tolerance, however it additionally thrives in full solar. The particular epithet “cercidifolius” means foliage like a cercis (redbud).