Litsea japonica

Lauraceae

Very rare in cultivation, this slow-growing shrub is among the few that maintains a dense form in medium shade without pruning. Blue-green above with fuzzy golden undersides, is attractive foliage is reminiscent of the cool-climate big-leaf rhododendrons that we can’t otherwise grow here, and therefore lends a unique presence in the garden you’d otherwise expect in the Pacific Northwest. With such amazing foliage, you won’t care that the flowers are tiny and ornamentally insignificant.

Available for local pick-up

Details

Zones
8-10
Attributes
Evergreen, Dioecious
Height
12-15 ft
Culture
Shade
Origin
Japan
Available for local pick-up