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XANTHOCERAS sorbifolium

A rare plant with erect panicles of white flowers in MAY
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  • Deciduous - leaves to 30cm (12in) long, composed of up to 17 narrowly elliptic to lance-shaped, toothed, glossy, dark-green leaflets
  • White
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub with stout shoots. Flowers, 3cm (1¼in) across are produced in terminal, upright panicles 15-20cm (6-8in) long, with the leaves in late spring. Yellow-green marks at the petal bases mature to brown.
  • 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 - in frosty areas shelter from cold drying winds
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - coral spot
  • Place of origin - northern China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf form - Pinnate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Oblanceolate
  • 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 -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
Xanthoceras sorbifolium - Growing Guide
4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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