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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Schima genus. This is an evergreen tree or tall shrub, which is grown for its spirally arranged, glossy leaves and for the camellia-like flowers it produces in early summer. They are frost tender, min 3-5C. and prefer humus-rich, well drained, neutral to acidic soil with full sun or partial shade. You can propagate by seeds as soon as they are ripe or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Asia.

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and flowers.

Cultivation

They will require warm, frost-free conditions with moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil and a position in partial-shade when young. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings. Pruning is tolerated if necessary.

Propagation

Seed as soon as ripe or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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