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Asian Essence™ Litsea

Litsea populifolia 'DJHC8059'

Pronunciation: LIT-see-a pop-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #04399
7-10

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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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.