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IDESIA polycarpa

Commonly known as Igiri, Wonder tree

Large ovate leaves and tiny yellowish-green flowers on long drooping panicles. These only appear on more mature trees
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  • Deciduous - oval-heart-shaped, sharply-pointed, glossy, mid- to dark-green leaves, often purple-tinged when young.
  • Green - yellow-green
  • Height - 12m (39ft)
  • Spread - 12m (39ft)
  • Tree - spreading tree with open, tiered branches. Produces small flowers lacking petals.
  • 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 - likes the shelter from other trees
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - male and female plants required to produce berries.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - China, Japan, Korea
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - pendulous panicles to 30cm (12in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (39ft)

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