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Tetrapanax papyrifer


Chinese Rice-paper Plant, Rice Paper Plant




Origin:  Native to Taiwan, but widely cultivated in East Asia and sometimes in other tropical regions as well.
Family
Araliaceae
Genus
Tetrapanax
Species
papyrifer
Category
Tropicals, Woody
Type
Shrub (deciduous)
Canadian Hardiness Zone
Requires cold season protection under glass.
RHS Hardiness Zone
H4
Height
3 – 7 m
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Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
SeptemberOctoberNovember
Landscape
Flower borders and beds, wall-side borders, gravel gardens, patio and container plants.
Cultivation
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Protect from cold winds and provide a deep mulch over winter in cold areas
Shape
Columnar to upright in form.
Growth
Fast
Bark/Stem Description
Thick, fuzzy, upright stems, 2 cm diameter.
Leaf Description
Large, equally fuzzy, green castor bean-like leaves emerging from an underground rhizome.
Flower Description
Creamy pompoms of flowers are produced in large sprays in autumn.
Fruit Description
Black fruit.
Propagation
By seed sown in autumn, or by removing suckers in spring or summer.
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