Lindera obtusiloba

Lindera obtusiloba

(Japanese Spicebush) A rare plant in the UK, Lindera obtusiloba is a large deciduous shrub with dark green, broad, usually three-lobed leaves which turn vivid shades of butter-yellow in the autumn.

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A rare plant in the UK, Lindera obtusiloba is a large deciduous shrub with dark green, broad, usually three-lobed leaves which turn vivid shades of butter-yellow in the autumn. Small clusters of yellow flowers adorn the bare stems in late spring.

Native to parts of China, Japan and Korea, Lindera obtusiloba is a choice shrub with handsome yellow autumn colour and grows well in sun or partial shade. This is a fickle plant in the U.K. in our experience and only recommended for keen gardeners.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist, neutral or acid soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Lindera obtusiloba appreciates shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: March - April
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Although sometimes a small tree in the wild, Lindera obtusiloba grows to be a large branching, rounded shrub in the United Kingdom.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft).
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Large (3m+)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual

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