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Distylium racemosum

Isu tree

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Distylium racemosum (Isu tree). An evergreen shrub from South-west Japan which grows to 25m in the wild. Bears glossy dark green elliptic leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

South-west Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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