Sapium sebiferum 'syn. Triadica sebifera'

Chinese Tallowood

A deciduous tree with beautiful autumn colour. The green heart shaped leaves change in autumn, displaying a brilliant array of colour in shades of crimson, yellow and orange. A fast growing small to medium tree with a distinct main trunk and grey bark with furrows which run from top to bottom. This variety starts off as a pyramid shape when young and develops a medium domed crown as it matures. In spring, yellow-green catkins are produced, followed by small capsules which open to reveal white, waxy seeds.

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Excellent street tree. A great specimen tree in parks and gardens. It becomes a great addition to any garden due to its stunning autumn colours.

Position & Soil

Tolerant of a wide range of well drained soils and site conditions once established. Best in full sun for autumn colour but can tolerate partial shade too.


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