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Tetradium daniellii

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A rare tree native to E. China and Korea, Tetradium daniellii has attractive, long pinnate (feather-like) leaves and clusters of scented creamy-white flowers in late summer. These flowers are extremely popular with bees and butterflies and are followed by curious dark reddish-purple fruit in autumn (a favourite for birds!).

Established specimens have a distinctive umbrella shape.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (80 - 100 cm tall)

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Tetradium daniellii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Tetradium daniellii | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres
£22.50

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. Tetradium daniellii enjoys a position sheltered from cold winds.
Flowering Period: August
Flower Colour: Creamy-white
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Tetradium daniellii grows to be a small spreading, umbrella shaped tree.
Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Notes: This plant is also known as Euodia hupehensis.

Plant Finder: about Tetradium daniellii

Common names

Bee bee tree, Euodia, Evodia

Description

Tetradium daniellii (Bee bee tree). Deciduous, spreading tree with smooth grey bark and ash-like, dark green leaves which turn yellow in the autumn. Large clusters of small, fragrant, 5-petalled white flowers in July/August are then followed by clusters of small red fruit which, when ripened, open to reveal black buckshot seeds.

Cultivation

Needs full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Fully hardy. Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer, sow seed in autumn or plant root cuttings in late winter.

Interest and use

Attracts large numbers of bees and is prized by beekeepers as a source for late summer honey. The seeds are also popular with birds.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained

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