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Lindera obtusiloba

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  • Lindera obtusiloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lindera obtusiloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Lindera obtusiloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height4m to 6m
  • Spread3m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourDark yellow-green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lindera obtusiloba. This is a shrub or small tree it may grow as high as 6m. The leaves are usually 3-lobed and will turn pale gold in the autumn. The flowers are small yellow-green and will bloom in the spring.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage, which is often aromatic, and also its autumn colour.

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  • Lindera obtusiloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Lindera obtusiloba | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They grow in partial-shade with acidic humus-rich soil. Though tolerant of extreme cold, they grow well if protected from late spring frosts. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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