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Neolitsea sericea - (Blume.)Koidz.
                 
Common Name
Family Lauraceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Ravines, thickets and woodland from 300 - 1300 metres in W. China[109].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Neolitsea sericea


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Neolitsea sericea
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Physical Characteristics
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Neolitsea sericea is an evergreen Tree growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Sep to October, and the seeds ripen from Jan to February. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required)The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
N. glauca. Litsea glauca. L. sericea.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Secondary; Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Oil;  Oil.
Edible Uses: Oil;  Oil.

An edible oil is obtained from the seed[177].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Oil;  Oil.

The oil obtained from the seed is also used in soap making and for burning[46].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any reasonably good well-drained soil[1, 200]. A calcifuge plant, it requires a lime-free soil[200]. Requires a sheltered position[11] in full sun[200]. Succeeds in semi-shade[188]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, it only succeeds outdoors in the milder areas of the country[11, 182] and even there is best grown on a south or west-facing wall[188]. The leaves are very aromatic[182]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required[182].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse[200]. Sow stored seed as early in the year as possible in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for their first few winters outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Cuttings of mature basal hardwood of the previous seasons growth, mid to late winter in a frame[200].

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Conservation Status
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