A picture of a Chinese Spicebush

Chinese Spicebush

Elsholtzia stauntonii

Also known as

Mint bush

Warsaw Uniwersity Botanical Garden elsholtzia stauntonii by Hubert Śmietanka (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Chinese Spicebush Overview

An open rounded, bushy deciduous perennial herb well known for making mint sauce. Bears lance-shaped to ovate-elliptic, dark green leaves and racemes or panicled pink-purple flowers. Native to China.

Common problems with Chinese Spicebush

How to propagate Chinese Spicebush

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Chinese Spicebush

Culinary