Genus: Stephanandra

Stephanandra

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
(Stephanandra)
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Rosaceae
Stephanandra is a genus of suckering, deciduous shrubs with attractive leaves and small, star-shaped flowers. It is related to Spirea, and resembles it. Useful in a shrub border.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Attractive foliage; small but profuse flowers; spreads easily.
Care:  Provide full sun or partial shade, in moist but well-drained, fertile soil. On young plants, cut back to strong buds annually, after flowering, On older plants, remove one-third of old shoots at the base to rejuvenate.
Propagation: 

Stems root where they touch the ground. Suckers can be separated in autumn, winter, and early spring. Root greenwood cuttings in early summer, semi-ripe cuttings in summer, or hardwood cuttings in late autumn.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Stephanandra

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Cutleaf stephanandra
Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’
Problems: 

Infrequent.