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Fairy bell
Fairy bell (Disporum)
Fairy bell is a genus of about 20 species of perennial flowering plants, found in Asia from northern India to Japan, south to Indonesia and north into the Russian Far East.
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The fairy bell genus consists of hardy and low-maintenance woodland perennials, typically thriving in shady to partial sunlight areas with well-drained, loamy soil. They prefer cooler but not freezing temperatures and need consistent but not excessive watering. A major challenge with fairy bell involves combating pests like slugs and aphids. Diseases such as root rot and leaf spot can occur with overwatering or poor drainage. Seasonally, they require reduced watering in winter and prefer springtime for initial planting or transplantation.
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8 most common species:
Disporum sessile
Japanese fairy bells
Hochaxou grows 30 to 60 cm in height leaves alternate stems separate at the top. From the base of the leaf of the tip 1 to 3 flowers hang down about 2 cm long. The flower pieces do not fit together with 6 pieces (3 petals and 3 pieces) but they do not open like D. smilacinum so they look cylindrical. It can be distinguished from the similar genus Polygonatum in that the flower pieces do not fit together. The green color is darker at the tip of the flower. The flowering period is from spring to mid-summer. After the flower a fruit with a diameter of about 1 cm is formed resulting in a black-purple berry.
Disporum smilacinum
Japanese fairy bells
Height 15 to 30 cm. There are no bulbs and white and slightly thick rhizomes. The flowering season is from spring to summer with a white flower of about 1 cm in bloom at the tip of the stem and a black berry after the flower.
Disporum cantoniense
Canton fairy bells
Canton fairy bells (Disporum cantoniense) is a popular ornamental garden species both in its natural and hybridized forms. The quaint common name fairy bells refers to the plant's small and attractive bell-shaped flowers. This plant is almost disease-free and forms clusters well suited to shady areas of most styles of garden.
Disporum uniflorum
Yellow fairy bells
Yellow fairy bells makes a great garden feature with its bell-shaped flowers that appear in the spring. These flowers give the plant the nickname "Fairy Bells." This plant also produces small berries in the summer and autumn that attract birds and other wildlife.
Disporum viridescens
Fairy bells
Fairy bells (Disporum viridescens) is a species of flowering plant that produces one or two long, greenish-white blossoms each year. Flowering occurs in late spring and is followed by the appearance of small black berries. It is most commonly located in woodlands and grassy slopes at altitudes up to 549 m in height.
Disporum nantouense
Disporum nantouense
Disporum nantouense is a perennial herbaceous plant, notable for its elegant arching stems and lantern-like flowers. These bell-shaped blooms, typically in shades of cream or pale green, dangle from the leaf axils in spring to early summer. Disporum nantouense thrives in the understory of forests, its foliage attuned to the dappled sunlight, which encourages its subtle yet striking floral display. This species plays a role in its ecosystem, often spread by birds who are attracted to its berries.
Disporum shimadae
Disporum shimadae
Disporum shimadae is a shade-tolerant perennial, often found in woodland settings, where dappled light influences its lush, green foliage. This plant showcases delicate, nodding bell-shaped flowers, usually white or lightly tinged with green. Its slender stems and lance-shaped leaves are characteristic, growing in graceful clusters that can serve as unique identifiers. Disporum shimadae is both elegant in form and resilient in its preferred habitats.
Disporum trabeculatum
Disporum trabeculatum
Disporum trabeculatum is a genus of about 20 species of perennial flowering plants, found in Asia from northern India to Japan, south to Indonesia and north into the Russian Far East.

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Japanese fairy bells
Disporum sessile
Japanese fairy bells
Hochaxou grows 30 to 60 cm in height leaves alternate stems separate at the top. From the base of the leaf of the tip 1 to 3 flowers hang down about 2 cm long. The flower pieces do not fit together with 6 pieces (3 petals and 3 pieces) but they do not open like D. smilacinum so they look cylindrical. It can be distinguished from the similar genus Polygonatum in that the flower pieces do not fit together. The green color is darker at the tip of the flower. The flowering period is from spring to mid-summer. After the flower a fruit with a diameter of about 1 cm is formed resulting in a black-purple berry.
Japanese fairy bells
Disporum smilacinum
Japanese fairy bells
Height 15 to 30 cm. There are no bulbs and white and slightly thick rhizomes. The flowering season is from spring to summer with a white flower of about 1 cm in bloom at the tip of the stem and a black berry after the flower.
Canton fairy bells
Disporum cantoniense
Canton fairy bells
Canton fairy bells (Disporum cantoniense) is a popular ornamental garden species both in its natural and hybridized forms. The quaint common name fairy bells refers to the plant's small and attractive bell-shaped flowers. This plant is almost disease-free and forms clusters well suited to shady areas of most styles of garden.
Yellow fairy bells
Disporum uniflorum
Yellow fairy bells
Yellow fairy bells makes a great garden feature with its bell-shaped flowers that appear in the spring. These flowers give the plant the nickname "Fairy Bells." This plant also produces small berries in the summer and autumn that attract birds and other wildlife.
Fairy bells
Disporum viridescens
Fairy bells
Fairy bells (Disporum viridescens) is a species of flowering plant that produces one or two long, greenish-white blossoms each year. Flowering occurs in late spring and is followed by the appearance of small black berries. It is most commonly located in woodlands and grassy slopes at altitudes up to 549 m in height.
Disporum nantouense
Disporum nantouense
Disporum nantouense
Disporum nantouense is a perennial herbaceous plant, notable for its elegant arching stems and lantern-like flowers. These bell-shaped blooms, typically in shades of cream or pale green, dangle from the leaf axils in spring to early summer. Disporum nantouense thrives in the understory of forests, its foliage attuned to the dappled sunlight, which encourages its subtle yet striking floral display. This species plays a role in its ecosystem, often spread by birds who are attracted to its berries.
Disporum shimadae
Disporum shimadae
Disporum shimadae
Disporum shimadae is a shade-tolerant perennial, often found in woodland settings, where dappled light influences its lush, green foliage. This plant showcases delicate, nodding bell-shaped flowers, usually white or lightly tinged with green. Its slender stems and lance-shaped leaves are characteristic, growing in graceful clusters that can serve as unique identifiers. Disporum shimadae is both elegant in form and resilient in its preferred habitats.
Disporum trabeculatum
Disporum trabeculatum
Disporum trabeculatum
Disporum trabeculatum is a genus of about 20 species of perennial flowering plants, found in Asia from northern India to Japan, south to Indonesia and north into the Russian Far East.
Disporum megalanthum
Disporum megalanthum
Disporum megalanthum
Disporum megalanthum is a genus of about 20 species of perennial flowering plants, found in Asia from northern India to Japan, south to Indonesia and north into the Russian Far East.
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Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
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Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
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Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
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Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Disporum
Fairy bell is a genus of about 20 species of perennial flowering plants, found in Asia from northern India to Japan, south to Indonesia and north into the Russian Far East.
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Perennial
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Key Facts About Fairy bell

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Attributes of Fairy bell

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Scientific Classification of Fairy bell

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How to Grow and Care for Fairy bell

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The fairy bell genus consists of hardy and low-maintenance woodland perennials, typically thriving in shady to partial sunlight areas with well-drained, loamy soil. They prefer cooler but not freezing temperatures and need consistent but not excessive watering. A major challenge with fairy bell involves combating pests like slugs and aphids. Diseases such as root rot and leaf spot can occur with overwatering or poor drainage. Seasonally, they require reduced watering in winter and prefer springtime for initial planting or transplantation.
More Info About Caring for Fairy bell
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Exploring the Fairy bell Plants

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8 most common species:
Disporum sessile
Japanese fairy bells
Hochaxou grows 30 to 60 cm in height leaves alternate stems separate at the top. From the base of the leaf of the tip 1 to 3 flowers hang down about 2 cm long. The flower pieces do not fit together with 6 pieces (3 petals and 3 pieces) but they do not open like D. smilacinum so they look cylindrical. It can be distinguished from the similar genus Polygonatum in that the flower pieces do not fit together. The green color is darker at the tip of the flower. The flowering period is from spring to mid-summer. After the flower a fruit with a diameter of about 1 cm is formed resulting in a black-purple berry.
Disporum smilacinum
Japanese fairy bells
Height 15 to 30 cm. There are no bulbs and white and slightly thick rhizomes. The flowering season is from spring to summer with a white flower of about 1 cm in bloom at the tip of the stem and a black berry after the flower.
Disporum cantoniense
Canton fairy bells
Canton fairy bells (Disporum cantoniense) is a popular ornamental garden species both in its natural and hybridized forms. The quaint common name fairy bells refers to the plant's small and attractive bell-shaped flowers. This plant is almost disease-free and forms clusters well suited to shady areas of most styles of garden.
Disporum uniflorum
Yellow fairy bells
Yellow fairy bells makes a great garden feature with its bell-shaped flowers that appear in the spring. These flowers give the plant the nickname "Fairy Bells." This plant also produces small berries in the summer and autumn that attract birds and other wildlife.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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