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Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
6 – 8
20 – 40
Equal to height
Broad, pyramidal tree
Light shade preferable
Moist, well-drained soil preferable
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 )
Ovoid, 1 1/2 long, drupe
Landscape use:
Splendid specimen tree
Native range is China in west Szechuan and parts of west Hupeh provinces; introduced in 1904
None serious
Significant Features:
Very handsome flowering tree; not guaranteed to bloom every year


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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.