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Stephanandra is native to Eastern Asia. There are only 4 known species.

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Cut-leaf Stephanandra   Crispa (Stephanandra incisa)

Dense, mounding deciduous shrub with maple-like leaves.

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Plant Types: Perennial, Shrub
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 2 feet to 3 feet
Width: 3 feet to 5 feet
Zones: 3a to 8b
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Seasons: Late spring, Early summer
Leaf Color: Green
Shape: Spreading or horizontal
Fertilizer: Composted Yard Trimmings, Miracle-Gro® Nursery Select Miracid® Water Soluble Plant Food
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Plant Care

Propagate from suckers in fall or early spring or from cuttings (greenwood and semi-ripe in summer, hardwood in fall).

Plant Growth:

Deciduous, suckering shrubs. Up to 4-7 feet tall. Grows best in full sun or partial shade. Works well in a shrub border. Fast-spreading, as stems will root wherever they have ground access.


Small greenish white flowers in 3-inch panicles in late spring.

Soil and Irrigation:

Acidic soil, well amended with organic matter to retain moisture and improve drainage.


After flowering, cut back flowered shoots to stronger lower shoots or buds. Established plants should be pruned more extensively; cut back old shoots to the base to promote new growth. Can become weedy.