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Willow-leaf Spice Bush Lindera angustifolia

Phonetic Spelling
lin-DER-ah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
Description

Oriental Spice Bush is a dioecious multi-stemmed shrub in the laurel family that is native to China. It grows 7-10 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. It is grown for the attractive glossy green leaves in summer and red, orange and purple fall display. The leaves then turn tan to brown and persist into the winter. Greenish-yellow flowers appear later winter to early spring and are followed by small black fruits in the fall

This shrub prefers sandy, moist well-drained soil but adapts to most garden soils in full sun to partial shade. Use in a woodland or meadow setting, as a hedge or in the shrub border. Plant where the great fall color can be enjoyed.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#deciduous#fall color#small tree#colorful leaves#winter interest
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#deciduous#fall color#small tree#colorful leaves#winter interest
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lindera
    Species:
    angustifolia
    Family:
    Lauraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & Eastern China to Korea
    Dimensions:
    Height: 7 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Small black fruits ripen in fall
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple light green glossy leaves; 3-4 in. long; brilliant purple, orange, red fall color; leaves turn brown and remain into winter
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden