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Kalopanax pictus

Prickly castor oil tree

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height9m to 12m
  • Spread6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Kalopanax pictus (Prickly castor oil tree). This species of deciduous tree will produce shallowly lobed dark green leaves, The flowers are umbel-like, panicles of white flowers in the summer. The fruits are blue-black small berries.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

E Asia

Interest and use

Producing bold leaves.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should grow in fertile well-drained moist soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn.

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