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Pterostyrax corymbosa
Epaulette Tree
Pot size: 8cm   Our online price: £5.90
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close picture of the hanging flowers in early Summer

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Family:
Styracaceae
Origin:
China

Description:

Stunnng when in flower, this medium sized tree will grow fine in a shletered spot in the garden, or in a pot. Originates from China, Pterostyrax has beautiful, hanging racemes in mid-Summer, with hundreds of white flowers, which resemble epaulettes. The long racemes give the tree a weeping appearance. Foliage turns spectacular yellow in Autumn and interesting, hairy fruits develop which are quite decorative.


Plant growing type:
deciduous, slow growing
Habit:
weeping crowned small tree
Size when mature in m:
4-5m
Main feature (value):
flower and autumn coloration
Spring value:
colour of young shoots and leaves
Summer value:
flower
Autumn value:
fruit and autumn coloration
Winter value:
colour of bark
Autumn coloration:
Yellow
Flower colour:
White
Fruit colour:
Green
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Drought tolerance:
medium
Optimum ph:
slightly acidic-neutral (pH 6-7)
Preferred location:
full sun - semi-shade
Where to plant:
borders, patio, it is fairly shade tolerant
Pests and diseases:
usually pest and disease free
Herbal usage:
Edibility:
generally not used for cooking or eating
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
semi-shade, fertile soil

Height in cm:
10-15
Pot size:
8cm
Age in year:
1
Our online price:
£5.90

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