• Lindera obtusiloba

    Posted on July 12, 2017 by in autumn colour, Collector Plants, Deciduous, Foliage plants, shade tolerant, Shrubs, winter interest

    This has to be one of the best large shrubs for autumn colour with its large leaves that can be entire with a heart shape, have one lobe looking  like a mitten or a lobe on both sidesDSC_0060. So it is a great conversation piece as well as a great plant.

    It comes from Asia and prefers an aspect out of the worst heat and would be a first rate companion to Camellias and Rhododendrons et. al.

    It has small mustard yellow flowers on the bare stems in late winter and the leaves in autumn turn a glowing yellow with a tinge of apricot which will shine in the low autumn sun.

    Being hard to strike it is rarely available in Australia so I am pleased to have a few in 20cm. pots at the moment for $49.50. Be quick!

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