Tetradium - Growing Guide

Growing Tetradium daniellii

(formerly Euodia daniellii)

This is a  hardy species  of deciduous tree which originates from China and Korea and are both related to and similar in appearance to Phellodendron. They are grown in woodland garden collections for their attractive foliage, flowers, and fruit, Autumn colouring is usually good as well.

T. daniellii grow up to 50 feet in height but with a much narrower spread. The leaves are pinnate and up to 15 inches long each with 11 ovate to lance shaped glossy green leaflets. The flowers appear in the late summer or early autumn as domed terminal corymbs. The individual small white flowers which make up the corymbs are highly scented with yellow anthers and are a major attraction for wasps and bees.
After flowering dense clusters of red-brown and then black fruits develop quickly. When ripe the seed should be sown straight away for  best germination.

While perhaps not a popular tree today this is a hardy species which may well prove resilient to our warming climate and may therefore become more common over time.

Burncoose and Caerhays are growing Tetradium glabrifolium and Tetradium ruticarpum in their gardens. The latter is proving difficult to establish but these may well be website additions before long.

Tetradium grow best in a well drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

 

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Tetradium_dianellii
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Tetradium_dianellii
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Tetradium daniellii
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Tetradium daniellii
Tetradium daniellii var. hupehensis  click for larger image
Tetradium daniellii var. hupehensis

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