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KALOPANAX septemlobus

Commonly known as Castor aralia, Prickly castor oil tree

(Pictus) - an architechural tree with broad sycamore-like leaves but with stout prickles all over the stem. Clusters of white flowers in autumn
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - dark-green leaves to 35cm (14in) across from swollen, late-winter buds.
  • White
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - spreading tree. Large panicles 20-30cm (8-12in) long of 4- or 5-petalled very small flowers followed by spherical, blue-black fruits.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - likes to be sheltered by other trees and shrubs
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest
  • Good to know - syn. K. pictus. A fine, unusual specimen tree. Flowers attract insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China, Korea, Russia(S. Kurile Islands, Sakhalin), Japan(Ryukyu Islands)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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