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Tetracentron sinense


Tetracentron 




Origin:  Native to streams margins, forest margins, moist slopes and bottomlands in central to southwestern China, northern Vietnam, northern Myanmar (Burma), eastern Nepal, Bhutan and northeastern India.¬†
Family
Trochodendraceae
Genus
Tetracentron
Species
sinense
Type
Tree (deciduous)
USDA Hardiness Zone
6 - 7
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7 - 8
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7 - H5
Temperature (°C)
(-20) - (-10)
Temperature (°F)
(-4) - (14)
Height
9 - 12 m
Spread
6 - 9 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JuneJuly
General Description
A medium-sized deciduous tree with a broad-rounded crown.
Cultivation
Grow in medium moisture well-drained loams in full sun to light shade. Best in light shade.
Shape
A broad-rounded crown.
Habitat
It is native to streams margins, forest margins, moist slopes and bottomlands in central to southwestern China, northern Vietnam, northern Myanmar (Burma), eastern Nepal, Bhutan and northeastern India. 
Leaf Description
Alternate, acuminate, heart-shaped leaves to 15 cm long with wrinkled surfaces, 5-7 palmate veins and serrated margins.
Flower Description
Tiny, bisexual, stalkless, yellowish-green, wind-pollinated flowers in slender pendulous spikes bloom in early summer.
Fruit Description
A brown colour fruit, 4-celled, deeply lobed, dehiscent follicles about 2 cm long, with each follicle containing 4-6 seeds.
Colour Description
Leaves emerge with red tints in spring, mature to dark green in summer and turn attractive red in fall.
Notable Specimens
Caerhays Castle, Goran, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England.
Propagation
By cuttings or seed.
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