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Cultural Details for Neillia sinensis

Common Name:
Chinese Neillia

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
12-20 delicate pink flowers in each slender, nodding, 1-2.5" raceme in May

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Brown, exfoliating with age

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Rich green foliage is not troubled by any insect or disease

Native Habitat:
Central China, 1901

Other Features:
Rare outside of botanical gardens and arboreta. Could be used for massing and perhaps bank plantings or as a filler in the shrub border.

Culture and Care:
High heat may reduce growth; prefers a well-drained, moist soil. Flowers on previous season’s wood so prune after flowering.

This plant was blooming:
5/20/2005 - 5/27/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 89

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.