Native Region: Japan, Korea
Zone Range: 06-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 08 October, 2013
Seed count: 20-25
This broadly conical deciduous tree has toothed, dark green leaves that turn yellow/orange/red in autumn. In spring, bears corymbs of small white flowers, followed in autumn by round red fruits. Height to 70 feet; spread 25 feet.
Seeds should be sown in containers in the autumn. The pots should be placed where they are reasonably sheltered from extreme cold, and not permitted to become either excessively dry, or kept soaking wet for long periods, so the shelter of a coldframe may be needed. Spring sowings may be done in small pots stored in the refrigerator for six to eight weeks, then moved to the shelter of a cool shady area outside to acclimatize. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.