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Cleyera japonica

Sakaki

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1m to 3m
  • Spread1.5m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourCreamy white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Cleyera japonica (Sakaki). An evergreen, bushy shrub from Japan, Korea, China and Burma. Bears glossy dark green and small, cup-shaped creamy-white fragrant flowers from early to mid-summer; these are followed by small round black fruit.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Japan, Korea, China and Burma

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and mealy-bugs under glass.

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