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Description for Serissa foetida
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-9, but possibly Zone 6 if sited in a protected location and mulched. Grow in consistently moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils in part shade (best with morning sun and afternoon shade). Avoid overly moist soils and drought. This shrub dislikes varied growing conditions.
Planting and care
Repotting: Repot the tree once every two years, the roots (just like the branches) smell when they are being pruned. Use a normal soil mixture. Propagation: Cuttings is the easiest way to propagate Serissa trees.
Caring for Serissa foetida
- Serissa should be repotted during their growing season which is in spring. You should do this every 1-2 years when the tree is younger. Use a bonsai soil that holds moisture, but drains easily without remaining soggy. The leaves and roots tend to smell pretty bad when you prune them.
Typical uses of Serissa foetida
Special features: Compact hedge. Border fronts. Foundations. Path edgings. Containers. Popular bonsai subject (gnarled trunk, evergreen leaves and frequent bloom).
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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