Native Region: Japan
Zone Range: 4-8
Preferred Climate: Sun to shade; adaptable to many well draining soil types & pH.
Harvest Date: Wednesday 12 October, 2011
Seed count: 12-15
An unusual shrub with white flowers that resemble single roses and deeply pleated toothed foliage. Prolific bloomer from May to August. In fall, jetblack bead like seeds are seated in bracts that ripen to a golden hue. A small shrub (2m in height and 2 m in width) that has an arching form. Leaves somewhat resemble Davidia to my eyes.
Soak seed 24 hours. Cold stratify 2-3 months then provide gentle warmth (20C) for germination. I recommend baggie sowing this species. I've had it germinate in the fridge if left for longer than 3 months with robust germination when exposed to room temp. Very vigorous seedlings need lots of indirect light and deep pots for proper root growth.