Umbrella leaf

Diphylleia cymosa

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Brown
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Umbrella leaf (Diphylleia cymosa)
Genus:  Diphylleia
Wide and distinct umbrella-like leaves form beautiful clumps in a woodland setting. The small white flowers, which persist throughout the season, transform into striking umbels of blue-black berries on cerise stalks.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Large leaves, dainty flowers, and blue berries. Native to the southern Appalachians.
Care:  Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in full or partial shade; shelter from strong winds.
Propagation:  Sow seed in cold frame when fresh. Divide in spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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