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IDESIA polycarpa

Commonly known as Igiri, Wonder tree

Large ovate leaves and tiny yellowish-green flowers on long drooping panicles. These only appear on more mature trees
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  • Deciduous
    Ovate-heart-shaped, sharply-pointed, glossy, mid- to dark-green leaves, often purple-tinged when young.
  • Green
    Yellow-green
  • Height
    12m (39ft)
  • Spread
    12m (39ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree with open, tiered branches. Produces small flowers lacking petals.
  • 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
    Likes the shelter from other trees
  • Partial shade

IDESIA polycarpa

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Male and female plants required to produce berries.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China, Japan, Korea
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Pendulous panicles to 30cm (12in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (39ft)
 

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