Crispleaf Stephanandra Lace Shrub

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You may have never heard of Crispleaf Stephanandra Lace Shrub (Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa') but it is something of a garden magician! Its signature trick is in how easily it multiplies itself so that soon you will have a thicket of wonderfulness in your landscape. The lovely stems arch and bend to create an enticing waterfall effect, and every place that a stem touches the ground it sets roots!

The fine texture of the small leaves makes these even more graceful additions to your landscape, but then you get to enjoy the tiny yellowish-white flowers for you in the spring, but the flowers aren't the main show. Growing nearly 4 feet wide at maturity, these can cover large areas quickly and spill and ramble over terrain.

You can use this as a lush summer groundcover. The real show comes in the fall when the maple-like, deeply incised, spring green leaves blaze orange and yellow. Taken together with the weeping habit, this fall color shrub is the poster boy for Autumn!

Planting and Application:

Lace Shrub has no serious disease or insect problems so it makes a great low hedge or foundation plant. You will find that it works equally well in a formal garden (with a little spring shear) as in a woodland, rustic or cottage garden where a little 'wild' is welcome. Let ramble over the tricky ground of the 'hell-strip' between the sidewalk or road where it stands up to tougher conditions.

Since it grows low and roots so readily, it also is super-effective as erosion control for banks and slopes. Plant at the top of a retaining wall or hillside and let Crispleaf Stephanandra tumble and ramble down to add grace and elegance to hardscapes and slopes. Plant in rock gardens and allow the cascading stems to ramble as they please. For something unique, try adding to a large planter to use as a spiller or in a hanging basket for a shower of weeping stems.

  • Yellowish-White Spring Flowers
  • Small Fine-Textured Green Foliage
  • Beautiful Arching Cascading Stems
  • Gorgeous Yellow/Orange Fall Color
  • Groundcover, Spiller, Planters & Erosion Control

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Lace Shrubs do best in full sun and partial shade and love moderately average moisture and well-drained soil. Provide a mulched bed when establishing and provide regular water. Prune after flowering to keep them tidy if needed or let them grow as it chooses wild and free.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Soil
  • Great Easy-Care Erosion Control
  • Hardy USDA Zones 4-7
  • Grows 18-30 inches tall & 24-48 inches wide

If you need something different for under trees or to fill a large area, give Lace Shrub a try! You'll be glad you brought this happy magician into the garden! Order yours at today.

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Crispleaf Stephanandra Lace Shrub Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 18 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellowish White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No