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TETRAPANAX papyrifera 'Rex'

Commonly known as Rice-paper tree

Originating from Taiwan this unusual suckering foliage plant has huge leaves which can be up to 2 feet across. New shoots and leaves have a lovely brown indumentum
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£15.00 each 

Delivery Information Availability yet to be determined
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £40.00  

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 7.5 Litre
  • Deciduous - in colder areas
  • Evergreen - massive leaves with claw-like lobes.
  • White
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - thicket-forming, sparsely-branched shrub. Produces clusters of flowers in autumn.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Good to know - fast-growing. Talking point for a sheltered border in your garden. Flowers are attractive to bees.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - southern China, Taiwan.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Lobed - 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
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Tolerates all - - any well-drained soil.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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Tetrapanax - Growing Guide
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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