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ZANTHOXYLUM simulans

Commonly known as Chinese prickly ash

(bungei) - an unusual tall shrub with distinctly spiny branches and greenish yellow flowers in early summer followed by small rounded reddish fruits
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£20.00 each

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  • Deciduous - pinnate leaves to 20cm (8in) long, each with up to 11 ovate-oblong, saw-toothed, glossy, dark-green leaflets which turn yellow to reddish yellow in autumn.
  • Yellow - greenish yellow
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 5m (15ft)
  • Tall Shrub - spreading shrub or small tree. Produces tiny, cup-shaped flowers in cymes 5cm (2in) across. Fruits split to reveal glossy black seeds.
  • 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 - or light dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - husks are used for culinary purposes, seeds are discarded.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - China, Japan, Taiwan.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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Zanthoxylum - Growing Guide
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (15ft)
 

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