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Rare tree with bronze coloured young growth and large ovate leaves. It has very seldom flowered in the UK so the sight of its large flattish white pyramidical flowers remains a great challenge
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£55.00 each 


  • Deciduous - leaves to 20cm (8in) long, dark-green above and softly hairy beneath.
  • White
  • Height - 12m (39ft)
  • Spread - 12m (39ft)
  • Tree - spreading tree
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - requires prolonged period above 24°C (75°F) for flowering
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern and western China, southeastern Asia.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - to 18cm (7in) long by 25cm (10in) wide of funnel-shaped flowers 2.5cm (1in) across with 5 spreading lobes
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (39ft)

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