Pot Size: 12 litre
Description: An unusual form of this species that Finlay Colley and myself found in the Oita area of Kyushu, Japan in the autumn of 2010. Where this species in the laurel family formed a grove of large evergreen shrubs 3-4m tall and wide, with dark green glossy bold orbicular-elliptic leaves with 3 pronounced veins, which can be a spectacular fawn-brown on emergence. Meanwhile the ellipsoid fruit were yellow in conspicuous axillary clusters, resulting from the fragrant yellow flowers borne March to April. Normally yellow is the colour of the under-ripe fruit, but there was no sign of any red fruit with these ripe fruit in this colony. Best grown is some shelter from the coldest winds in full sun and a moisture retentive soil with good drainage. Protect from severe frosts while young.
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