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Large clusters of flowers, attractive to insects, and some deliciously scented, on the males and attractive red or white berries on the females.
Take care when choosing to ensure you have a male for pollination, unless choosing reevesiana which will produce berries.
Genus of about 6 species of monoecious, dioecious, occasionally hermaphrodite evergreen shrubs and trees found in woodland from the Himalayas to southeastern Asia, China and Japan.
Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Additional Features - Good to know - tolerant of pollution, shade and neglect. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
Pests & Diseases - scale insects
Place of origin - Himalayas to south-eastern Asia, China, Japan
Flower Shape - Star-shaped - followed by red or black fruits on female and hermaphrodite plants
Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile