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Stephanandra tanakae

Tanakan Stephanandra

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS

Stephanandra tanakae5 remaining. The Tanakan Stephanandra is a terrific old-fashioned utilitarian workhorse-of-a-shrub that deserves more attention. It’s tough, a good looker, is virutally work-free, and will weep to the ground so densely as to stop weeds in their tracks. Attractive leaves are 3- to 5-lobed, incised and toothed. They turn a beguiling clear bright beguiling gold occasionally touched with orange in autumn remaining on the shrub for many, many weeks. Tawny stems touched with warm orange-copper gracefully arch, attractive in the winter landscape. Flowers are a creamy yellow-white, not especially large but what they lack in size they make up for in numbers. Site Stephanandra tanakae in full sun to three-quarters open shade in any average to fertile draining soil. We have ours planted across the driveway from a species Oakleaf Hydrangea. The coupling in autumn is stunning; the maroon oak leaf-shaped foliage of the hydrangea contrasts beautifully with the clear golden leaves of the Tanakan Stephanandra. If ordered in autumn these will arrive pruned for next spring's arrival. Cutting grown.


Height:

6 Ft

Spread:

8 Ft

Colors:

Cream
Item Description Price  
STEPHTAN Stephanandra tanakae (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $20.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Stephanandra tanakae

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating
  • Colored

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Shade Tolerant
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow
  • Massing
  • Specimen
  • Screen
  • Shrub Border

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown