Crispa Lace Shrub
Graceful Thicket for Your Borders
Is there a place in your yard that you want a nice edge, but not a formal one? You don’t need an English boxwood hedge or a clipped holly border, but something that defines the space with a wild but still elegant look? Maybe along a fence or the edge of your property line? The Lace Shrub (Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa') is what you’re looking for.
This lovely shrub only grows 2’ tall and features maple-like, deeply cut, bright green leaves, up to 3" long, that turn yellow and orange in autumn. The red-purple to red-orange fall color is very attractive, too. The leaves are borne on arching branches which tend to weep downward which gives the plant great form in the winter when the leaves are gone.
Lace Shrub forms a beautiful thicket when you plant it in multiples. The arching branches will root at the tips where they touch the ground when soils are moist and organic, so it spreads rapidly. (This habit also makes it easy to root and share with friends!)
This plant is great for erosion control on steep banks and slopes. Lace Shrub will flower beautifully in late spring, though the flowers aren’t stand-outs.
The Lace Shrub provides four season interest. The bright green maple-like leaves in the spring and summer, the very nice fall color and the arching branch habit in the winter. Bring this wild beauty to your landscape today!
* Fall color
* Arching Branches
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa'|
|Mature Height||1 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|