Japanese Orange Cherry is the only species in the monotypic genus Idesia and is native of humus rich soils in partially shaded to sunny spots in woods in S Japan and C and W China. It is a fully winter hardy, deciduous, medium-sized to tall tree with a round crown, light green, slightly pubescent heart shaped leaves, and some 30cm long pendulous racemes with fragrant yellowish-green flowers in spring followed by most ornamental bright orange-red berries in late summer and autumn. It is an adoptable species which is easily grown in any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot.
Sow the fine seeds flat in any humus-rich, well drained soil, slightly cover seeds with soil and keep pots in a protected, sunny spot outside during winter. Transplant seedlings in late spring or autumn as soon as plants are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
20 seeds per package.