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Eucommia ulmoides

Gutta percha tree

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height9m to 12m
  • Spread6m to 8m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Eucommia ulmoides (Gutta percha tree). This is a slender tree which will grow to about 15m high, it has a open habit with furrowed, grey bark. The leaves are shiny green, narrow and pointed. The male and female flowers are both inconspicuous and are carried on different trees.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

C. China

Interest and use

Grown for its unusual foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It is fully hardy and will need full sun and fertile, well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer.

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