Origin: China (Eastern)
Deciduous, broadleaf tree. Slow growth rate, 60' in height, 20 - 40 '
spread. Columnar spreading, erratic, somewhat asymmetrical when young.
Simple leaf, netted venation. Alternate arrangement. Broad fan shape
resembles the leaflets of maidenhair fern. Entire margins, coriaceous
surface texture. Emarginated tips,
1 - 4" wide.. Light green turning yellow-gold in the Fall clustered 3
- 5 on short petioles.
Dioecious; Male flowers long and slender catkins; female long stalks
usually in pairs.
Globular, orange-yellow drupe, foul smelling pulpy fruit.
Full sun, partial shade, heat, aridity and cold;
Hardiness: Sunset zones: 1 - 9, 14 - 24.
Deep, loose, well drained.
Low water need.
Prune only as needed to maintain shape and provide clearance.
Accent, background, foliage, foundation planting, right of way, shade,
Use only male grafted varieties.
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