Crispa Cutleaf Stephanandra is well-like by gardeners for its emerald green foliage, which turns burgundy/orange come spring. Its dense quality, attractive foliage and upright mound form makes it ideal for a groundcover shrub. It likes organic acidic soil and needs to be protected from drying winds. It requires occasional maintenance and should be pruned in late winter. It does best when grown in a spot that has shade from the hot afternoon sun.