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Firmiana simplex

Chinese parasol tree

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & September
  • Height15m to 20m
  • Spread8m to 11m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Firmiana simplex (Chinese parasol tree). This is a deciduous tree, it will grow to about 15m with smooth green bark. The leaves are large and maple-like, with sprays of small greenish yellow spring flowers. The pinkish gold fruit are also of interest.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Vietnam

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and to provide shade.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Pruning is tolerated if necessary.

Propagation

Seed when ripe or in spring.

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