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Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'

Cutleaf Stephanandra

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Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’ – ​'Crispa' makes a very handsome ground covering shrub with arching branches that can self-layer where they touch the ground. The stems are covered with intricately notched and incised dark green leaves – very attractive. They turn consistently bright yellow in autumn here in northeastern Connecticut, some years touched with orange. Creamy light yellow May/June flowers occur in great numbers in small panicles. The tangle of light brown branches is attractive if not a bit wild in the winter landscape – like out of control Slinkies in a universe inspired by M. C. Escher! Or maybe an art project gone wrong by its creator on a manic rampage... Yes... I've said too much. Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’ would be smartly used as foreground planting with conifers, as an embankment shrub or wherever a dense, ground covering, self-layering shrub is desired. Cutting grown.


18-30 In




4 to 7(8)
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Item Description Price  
STEPHCRI Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa' (5 inch Square x 6 Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $24.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Architectonic

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Shrub Border
  • Massing
  • Hedgerow
  • Bank
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown