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Used extensively, especially by native Americans where use was made of the whole plant for culinary, medical and dental practices.
Genus of 3 species of generally dioecious, woodland deciduous trees.
Good to know - grown for their stately habit and glossy, aromatic foliage which colours well in autumn.
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of Origin - China, Taiwan, North America
Deciduous - dioecious trees (male and female flowers on separate plants)
Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
Neutral to acid soil - nearer to acid