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Coptis japonica var. dissecta
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Coptis japonica var. dissecta

Cutleaf Japanese Coptis

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Item #: 8100

Zones: 5a to 8b

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Esoteric alert! Hailing from mountain woodlands from Hokkaido to Shikoku, Coptis japonica is a dwarf cimicifuga relative that makes a very cute tiny evergreen clump that enlarges from a thick underground rhizome. Our 10-year-old clumps are a whopping 1' across. The 6" tall leaf stalks end with glossy, dark green, triangular-shaped leaves divided into tiny leaflets and topped in spring with 9" tall flowers spikes that resemble mixed drink umbrella-stirrers. We really like coptis, but honestly, it has about as much curb appeal as a whitewall tire planter in New York City's Upper East Side.