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Lindera praecox - (Siebold.&Zucc.)Blume.

Common Name
Family Lauraceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets on hillsides and on the borders of streams and lakes[11].
Range E. Asia - Japan, Korea.
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Weed Potential No
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Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade
Lindera praecox


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Lindera praecox

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lindera praecox is a deciduous Shrub growing to 7.5 m (24ft 7in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 9. It is in flower from April to May. The species is 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. Suitable pH: mildly acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Benzoin praecox. Parabenzoin praecox. (Sieb.&Zucc.)Nakai.

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Oil
Edible Uses: Oil

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Oil

An oil obtained from the seed is used in lighting[46, 61].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a lime-free rather moist soil[200]. Prefers partial shade or dappled sunlight in a fertile moisture-retentive soil enriched with leafmould[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], but it is rather tender in Britain and is best grown in a semi-shaded position on a wall[200, 219]. It is fairly hardy at Kew, but it only flowers well there when it is grown on a wall[11]. Plants can be pruned right back to the base if required, though any drastic pruning is best spread over several seasons[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse. The seed has a short viability and should not be allowed to dry out[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Give some protection from cold for at least the plants first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July in a frame[200]. Layering.

Other Names

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TEMPERATE ASIA: China (Anhui Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng), Japan (Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku)

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Lindera assamica Tree0.0 -  LMHSM002
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Lindera obtusiloba Shrub6.0 5-9  LMHSM201
Lindera pulcherrima Tree7.0 -  LMHSM002
Lindera strychnifolia Shrub9.0 -  LMHSM02 
Lindera umbellata Shrub3.0 6-9  LMHSNM102

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(Siebold.&Zucc.)Blume.

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