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Genus of about 10 species of deciduous shrubs occurring in thickets and on rocky slopes in East Asia and North America. They have peeling bark and alternate, ovate to rounded or kidney-shaped, palmately lobed, mid- or dark green leaves. They are cultivated for their foliage and dense, terminal corymbs of small, cup-shaped white flowers, borne in early summer. Grow in shrub border.

Cultivation : Grow in preferably acid, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. May become chlorotic if grown in shallow chalk soil.

Source: The Royal Horticultural Society "A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants K-Z", page 811

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