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*RETAIL - Lindera megaphylla [Shaanxi Province]

*RETAIL - Lindera megaphylla [Shaanxi Province]

From the warm temperate subtropical forests of southern China and surrounds, this is among the largest in the genus. Trees reaching 20 to 30 ft in a few years with old trees in habitat to 70 ft. Fragrant long narrow leaves up to 10 inches in length tending to be clustered at the ends of each branch often single-trunked and quite symmetric in form. Small creamy yellow flowers and small blackish fruit in autumn. Full sun to dappled shade consistent even if infrequent summer water in well drained soil. Hardy to USDA zone 8a.

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Planting Recommendations

Under most conditions, planting directly into the garden is best. Keep in mind, that in our care, plants have been protected from intense sunlight and drying winds and would therefore require sheltered transition time in order to acclimate to such conditions in your garden.

All plants going into containers (rather than in the ground) should be potted immediately in well-drained potting mix and watered well to ensure the soil is fully moistened with no air pockets. Succulent plants abide by different rules (**see below).

Plants held for later planting are best stored in a cool greenhouse or a well-lit garage or basement, rather than in your house where conditions are likely too warm and dry.

Those plants needing time to acclimate can be set out in pots and provided some shade and shelter for the first week to allow for a successful transition.

**For cacti and other succulents, we recommend using a soil mix of less than 30% organic matter, preferably a 2-1 blend of cactus/succulent potting soil and pumice, perlite or lava rock. These plants are sensitive to prolonged heavy moisture, especially in cool/winter conditions. Keep this in mind when watering them for the first time. It is better to leave them dry in lower temperatures.

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