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.
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.