Native Region: Japan
Zone Range: 05-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 15 October, 2013
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. Scarification may improve germination. Never allow seed to dry out. Warm stratify for 4 months; follow with period of 3 months of cold stratification. Then plant in containers at 20 degrees Celsius for germination. Grow on in moist but well-drained, acidic humusy soil in full sun or light shade.