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Neolitsea, Shiro-damo, Buddhism Tree,

Neolitsea sericea

Family: Lauraceae (law-RAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Neolitsea (nee-oh-LIT-see-a) (Info)
Species: sericea (ser-ee-KEE-uh) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(Blume.) Koidz)

Category:

Trees

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides Winter Interest

Aromatic

Shiny/Glossy

Smooth

Velvet/Fuzzy

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Dark Green

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 10, 2018, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Neolitsea sericea is an evergreen, dioecious, broad leafed, woody species distributed mainly on the Zhoushan archipelago in eastern China, on the Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Ryukyu islands of Japan, and in a few areas of the southern coastal area of the Korean Peninsula. Individual female plants produce hundreds of red fruits in late autumn. Its young leaves are densely covered with silky, yellow-brown hairs which appear golden in the sunshine. The species has historically been associated with Buddhism, and is locally honoured as the Buddhism tree. Because of its graceful shape and religious connotation, N. sericea is commonly used as an ornamental tree in public gardens and streets of Zhoushan City, in Zhejiang Province. Neolitsea sericea is currently listed as an endangered plant in Ch... read more

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