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Umbrella leaf

Diphylleia cymosa

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 CharacteristicsLarge leaves, dainty flowers, and blue berries. Native to the southern Appalachians.

CareGrow in moist, humus-rich soil in full or partial shade; shelter from strong winds.

PropagationSow seed in cold frame when fresh. Divide in spring.

ProblemsSlugs and snails.

  • Genus : Diphylleia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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