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Tetrapanax Genus

Rice paper tree

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Description

Tetrapanax genus (Rice paper tree). This genus consists of one species of evergreen, suckering shrub or small tree with summer to autumn-flowering, which produces very large, fan-like leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

S.China and Taiwan

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are half hardy and will require full sun or partial shade with humus-rich, moist but well drained soil. Leggy stems may be cut back to near ground level in winter.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds, suckers or cuttings in early spring.

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