NEOLITSEA sericea

(formerly LITSEA glauca) - very attractive silky, rusty-brown, new growth which becomes dark green above and whitish below. Highly aromatic when crushed
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NEOLITSEA sericea

 
  • Evergreen
    Leaves 10-18 cm (4-7in) long.
  • Height
    To 6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft) or more.
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree, columnar when young, spreading with age.
  • Hardy - average winter Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - possibly scale insects under glass.
  • Place of origin
    Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
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Neolitsea - Growing Guide
to 6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft) or more.
 

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