Chinese Fairy Bells

Disporum longistylum 'Green Giant'

This magnificent selection was found and named by noted plant explorer, Dan Hinkley in Sichuan Province, China. Its bamboo-like shoots emerge in shades of pink, white and green, maturing to deep green. Fragrant, creamy-white flowers unfurl like nodding bells with the new growth each spring; flowers are followed by glistening black fruit in fall.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationdy-SPOR-um lon-jee-STY-luh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 ft. tall and 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-spring
Design IdeasUse to evoke the feel of bamboo or add a tropical look to the dappled shade garden. Place where its exceptional seasonal qualities can be witnessed up close. Robust, uniquely colored new shoots emerge in spring, to form a statuesque column that is stunning in an entry, courtyard or zen retreat.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

Provide well-drained humus-rich soil. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established maintain evenly moist soil. Apply slow-release fertilizer and prune away old stems in early spring to promote a flush of fresh new foliage.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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