Asian Essence™ Litsea
Litsea populifolia 'DJHC8059'
|Description||An attractive deciduous tree offers unique texture with its upright, open form and whorls of round green leaves on red stems. Inconspicuous umbels of tiny yellow spring flowers have a pleasant fragrance. Discovered by explorer Dan Hinkley in the Sichuan province of China, where the aromatic oil of Litsea is prized for use in the cosmetics industry.|
|Watering||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Blooms||Early to Mid Spring|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing, small tree; reaches 18 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.|
|Care||Provide humus-rich, moisture-retentive soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, maintain evenly moist soil. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
|Lore||The aromatic foliage and flowers of several species of Litsea contain essential oils, often used in cosmetics, soaps and holistic medicines. The fragrance of the litsea flowers has a citrus-like aroma.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.