Cimicifuga japonica/Japanese Bugbane

Cimicifuga japonica / Cimicifuga japonica
White flowers arise in the axils of the leaves
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White flowers arise in the axils of the leaves


The leaves have a maple-like appearance

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Scientific Name: Cimicifuga japonica
Common Name: Japanese Bugbane
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Performs best in the cooler areas of its adaptation. It is a good shade plant and is shorter when exposed to sun. In zones 6 and 7, it should be grown in shade. Generally, it does not flower until three or more years after planting.