Aspidistra capitulata/Accordion Aspidistra


Summer foliage

Close-up of ribbed leaves

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Scientific Name: Aspidistra capitulata
Common Name: Accordion Aspidistra
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Well adapted for heavy shade. Connot tolerate direct sunlight during the summer. Foliage subject to winter kill even with light freezes. Produces single, palm-like leaves. Best adapted to locations where freezes do not occur. Makes a handsome ground cover planting in warm climates. Some grooming is necessary to remove old, straggly foliage. Mulched plants that have top freeze injury will normally return the following spring in zone 8b and zone 9.