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Cultural Details for Orixa japonica

Common Name:

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Diocecious 4 parted, male in short racemes from axils of previous season's wood.

Fruit Details:
4 compressed, one seeded ( seed round and black ) carpels brown .75 diameter. females borne singly.

Fall Color:
Soft yellow.

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Zones 5-7, Japan cultivated 1870

Other Features:
Highly aromatic, at most sickenly so, when crushed. Mounded spreading shrub.

Culture and Care:
Performs best in well drained, acid organic laden soil in partial shade.

This plant was blooming:
3/30/2007 - 4/5/2007
4/22/2005 - 5/6/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
9045, 9046

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.