Cutleaf Stephanandra (Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’)

Stephanandra Incisa ‘Crispa’ or Cutleaf Stephanandra is a low mounding deciduous shrub that grows 2-3 feet high and spreads out about 4-6 feet. It has a lovely shape, unique fine-textured leaves, and beautiful orange/yellow fall foliage. It likes part to full sun, moist well-drained soil, and grows in zones 4-7.

Key Details

Plant Type: Deciduous shrub
Plant Name: Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’ (Cutleaf Stephanandra)
Plant Description: Low spreading shrub with arching branches
Height: 2′-4′
Spread: 3′-5′
Foliage: Green
Flower: Tiny white blooms in late spring

Climate: Zones 3-9
Soil: Loamy soil, pH from 4.5 to 6.5
Sun: Full sun to part sun
Specific Conditions: Deer resistant (as long as deer have other things to eat)

Style Considerations: Shape, texture, and color are all key attributes to consider. The flowers are lovely but very small, and their role is secondary to the rest of the plant’s qualities. Grouping and massing are great ways to arrange Stephanandra. Works well on slopes and banks, also on walls for a waterfall effect. Beautiful fall foliage.



Mature Stephanandra boarder planting
Stephanadra leaves close up

Stephanandra in full bloom covered with tiny white flowers
Stephanadra fall color
Stephanadra Fall color close up
Stephanadra late winter close up without leaves
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