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Pterocarya fraxinifolia

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A handsome native to N. Iran, where it can be found growing by the great rivers flowing into the Caspian Sea. Pterocarya fraxinifolia is a large, spreading tree with masses of pendulous green catkins, up to 60 cm long, in midsummer.

The pinnate (feather-like), lush green leaves which often grow to 40 - 60 cm long and turn butter-yellow in autumn before falling. A fantastic, vigorous tree!

Supplied Size: 5L containers (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Pterocarya fraxinifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pterocarya fraxinifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pterocarya fraxinifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil. Pterocarya fraxinifolia is particularly fond of damp or wet soils.
Hardiness: Hardy
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Pterocarya fraxinifolia grows to be a large branching, suckering tree.
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 20 m (65 ft)

Notes: If you slice down the middle of young twigs, you will find curious chambered pith, common to all Pterocarya species. Pterocarya fraxinifolia have vigorous root systems and should not be planted close to drains or house foundations.

Plant Finder: about Pterocarya fraxinifolia

Common names

Caucasian wingnut, Wingnut


Pterocarya fraxinifolia (Caucasian wingnut). This is a large tree which will grow about 30m tall. The flowers are produced in long pendulous, greenish-golden catkins, they are followed by ribbons of winged fruit.


They are very frost-hardy trees which prefer full sun with fertile, deep moist but well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Specimen. Interesting leaves

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Pterocarya fraxinifolia | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium
  • WaterMoist

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