Native Region: Japan
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 02 October, 2012
Seed count: 15-20
This columnar deciduous tree has peeling red-brown to gray bark. The ovate green leaves turn yellow, orange or red in fall. White camellia-like flowers with yellow stamens appear in mid-summer. Height to 70 feet; spread 25 feet in nature. In gardens, height typically about 30 feet.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Plant seed in containers in a coldframe in autumn or spring. Scarification and cold stratification may improve germination if seed is planted in the spring. Grow on in moist but well-drained neutral to acidic humusy soil in full sun or light shade.