Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera)

Native: China and Japan

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical or Oval
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Ovate, Light Green, Red, Gold, Orange, Purple or Multicolored
  • Height: 30 - 40 feet.
  • Width: 25 - 30 feet.
  • Flowers: Yellow. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Gray or White Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
  • Bark: Light Green or Red Brown, Furrowed, Ridged or Smooth.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Flowers and Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 8, 9, 12 - 16 and 18 - 21; H1, USDA Hardiness 8 - 10.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy and Poisonous
  • Attracts: Birds

Source:

SelecTree. "Triadica sebifera Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 26, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/triadica-sebifera >

 

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