Native Region: China, Korea
Meliosma pinnata var. oldhamii
Zone Range: 9-11
Preferred Climate: warm temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 13 October, 2015
Seed count: 5-7
This deciduous tree is upright when young, later spreading, with dark green pinnate leaves with obovate leaflets. Bears panicles of white flowers in early summer, followed by small reddish-black fruit. Height 30 feet; spread 20 feet.
The genus Meliosma is in the family Sabiaceae.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained slightly acidic soil in full sun, ideally with midday shade. Shelter from cold drying winds. Good trained against a warm sunny wall.