ORIXA japonica

Commonly known as Japanese orixa

Aromatic leaves and small green flowers. Dioecious
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ORIXA japonica

£20.00 each 


  • Deciduous
    Dark green leaves to 12cm (4¾in) long
  • Green
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Spreading, slender-branched shrub. 4-petalled flowers, to 5mm (¼in) across are produced in the leaf axils as the leaves emerge. Male flowers are produced in small panicles to 3cm (1¼in) long, the females singly.
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - tolerant of dry soils and exposed positions
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan
  • Flower Shape
  • Panicles
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Woodland garden
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate see photos above
  • Obovate
  • 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
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Orixa - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)

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