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CAMPTOTHECA acuminata

Commonly known as Happy tree

This tree is extremely rare in cultivation and needs a sheltered spot. Its new growth has an attractive coppery hue at first. In China this tree is used in traditional medicine as a treatment for liver and stomach ailments. Inconspicuous white flowers but we have yet to see them on our 10 year old tree
Further Reading....
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tree
    Fast-growing tree with silvery brown bark. Fruit resembles miniature bunches of bananas
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CAMPTOTHECA acuminata

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Requires a hot summer to ripen stems. Tender when young
    Medicinal properties
    Contains important anti-cancer compounds
    Place of origin
    China
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
Camptotheca - Care Guide
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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