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Trochodendron aralioides

Wheel Tree

Pronunciation
tro-ko-DEN-drun a-ra-li-OY-des
Nativity

Korea, Japan

Growth Habit

Tall shrub.

Hardiness
6
Culture

Shady, sheltered location with moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

Landscape Use

Specimen plant; rare in North American gardens.

Foliage

Alternate, obovate-elliptic, crenate-serrate, 3 to 6 inch long, leathery and lustrous, vibrant deep green.

Buds

Terminal about .25 to .33 inches long, imbricate, pointed.

Bark

Green stem year-round, glabrous, aromatic when bruised.

Flower

Small, .75 inch bright green flowers on 2 to 3 inch racemes.

Fruit

Follicle, dehiscent, .75 inch wide.

Propagation

Seed.

Pests
None serious

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