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Tetrapanax papyrifer

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Tetrapanax papyrifer 'Rex'. Highly ornamental form of Tetrapanax with new leaves which fold in the middle and hang, resembling the claws of that infamous dinosaur.

Easily grown in any fertile soil in sun or shade. Ht potentially 4m.

Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Tetrapanax papyrifer

Common names

Rice paper tree


Tetrapanax papyrifer (Rice paper tree). This shrub will grow vigorously to about 6m tall and has a similar spread. The leaves are huge umbrella-like and they have a shiny mid-green above and felty underneath. The individual flowers are creamy white fluffy balls held in large, loose showy clusters.


They will grow well in mild climates, in sheltered with preferably lightly shaded spots and well-drained soil.

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Tetrapanax papyrifer | Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

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