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Chloranthus serratus


Chloranthus serratus is an unusual and rare shade perennial with cool foliage topped with two little spikes white flowers.

Chloranthus serratus is an unusual and rare shade perennial that emerges in early spring with a whorl of four light green, textured, serrated leaves each about 3-6 inches long topped with two little spikes of strange, little, pure white flowers. Plant nerds and foliage people rejoice. This is an oddball. Clumps grow to about one foot tall and spread a little each year eventually reaching 2-3 feet wide. Average, moist or wet soils in part sun to part shade.

Common Name: Serrate-Leaf Chloranthus

Family: Chloranthaceae (The Chloranthus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wet places in forests, valleys, ravines, thickets, swamps, and streamsides from 100-1800 metres.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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