Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bretschneidera

Bretschneidera sinensis
A rare, deep rooted deciduous tree native to south and central China that reaches up to 33 feet in 15 years and eventually up to 66 feet.
The pinnate leaves are up to 32 inches in length.
The foliage appears very early in spring.
The pink flowers with purple anthers are borne in spring.
The fruits ripen in October.
Hardy north to zone 7, wind tolerant. It thrives in both the hot humid southeast as well as the Pacific Northwest.

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