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Buddhism Tree*

Neolitsea sericea

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Buddhism Tree (Neolitsea sericea) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Buddhism Tree

Buddhism Tree

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Buddhism Tree (Neolitsea sericea) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Buddhism Tree foliage

Buddhism Tree foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7

Description:

Valued for its stunning foliage; leathery bronze leaves emerge in spring and turn to sea-green for the summer; leaves are hairy underneath; clusters of yellow flowers in the spring

Ornamental Features

Buddhism Tree has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The fragrant oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Buddhism Tree is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Buddhism Tree is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Buddhism Tree will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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