Asian Essence™ Litsea
Litsea populifolia 'DJHC8059'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||LIT-see-a pop-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-uh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing, small tree; reaches 18 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early to Mid Spring|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Specimen, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Sweet Box (Sarcococcca); Chinese Indigo (Indigofera); Japanese Iris (Iris ensata); Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides); Abelia (Abelia)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10