Disporum cantoniense - Fairy Bell

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  • Stunning when in flower, this medium sized arching shrub is native to China. With pretty, dark green leaves and arching stems, it has a bamboo-like appearance. In the Summer, it produces handsome bell shaped purple flowers which are followed by decorative black fruits in Autumn. This plant is great for shady places and can be grown in a large pot on the patio. It is usually hardy enough for the British climate. Also known as: Disporum Native to: China Habit (UK conditions): deciduous perennial shrub with an arching habit Max size in 10 years (UK conditions): 0.8 x 1 m (suckering) Main value: flowers, foliage Flowers are: pruple-violet Flowering period: May-June Autumn coloration: yellow but not significant Preferences: half shade to full shade, under trees, moderate watering Hardiness: hardy the UK and West and South Europe Known hazards: none to our knowledge Edible uses: none to our knowledge

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