Taiwanese Parasol Tree

Trochodendron aralioides

This exceptional evergreen tree was selected from a Taiwanese collection by Dan Hinkley. Its tiered habit and glossy green foliage is without parallel. Chartreuse flowers that resemble tiny parasols appear in terminal clusters in early summer. A vigorous grower best suited to cooler maritime climates, it will quickly provide wonderful structure in the garden.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 15 ft. tall, 12-15 ft. wide in ten years. To 25 ft. with age.
Bloom TimeEarly summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Tropical
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers sandy loam to clay soil loam soil with pH range of 4.5 to 8.5. Best in dappled shade. Avoid planting in arid regions; best suited to cool, maritime climates, where it will tolerate more sun. Reliably hardy to zone 7, though foliage may exhibit some leaf mottling. May overwinter with slight damage in zone 6.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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