arboretum1

South Campus Tour

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
6 – 8
Height:
20 – 40
Spread:
Equal to height
Habit:
Broad, pyramidal tree
Light:
Light shade preferable
Soil:
Moist, well-drained soil preferable
Flowers:
Inconspicuous flowers surrounded by 2 large, white bracts of unequal size (the lower is 7 long by 4 wide and the upper is 3 – 4 )
Fruit:
Ovoid, 1 1/2 long, drupe
Landscape use:
Splendid specimen tree
History:
Native range is China in west Szechuan and parts of west Hupeh provinces; introduced in 1904
Pests\Problems:
None serious
Significant Features:
Very handsome flowering tree; not guaranteed to bloom every year