A rare and elegant tree native to parts of China, Cladrastis sinensis was introduced to the UK by Wilson in 1901 and has attractive green, pinnate (feather-like) leaves.
A rare and elegant tree native to parts of China, Cladrastis sinensis was introduced to the UK by Wilson in 1901 and has attractive green, pinnate (feather-like) leaves. These leaves are more delicate in appearance than those of its American cousin, Cladrastis lutea and turn a strong yellow in a good autumn.
Once established this also has delightful panicles of upright, fragrant, white flowers in mid-summer although the tree can be five to ten years old before the flowers start making their appearance.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well-drained, fertile soils.
- Hardiness: Hardy. Cladrastis sinensis will grow best in an area sheltered from strong winds.
- Flowering Period: June.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Cladrastis sinensis grows to be a small or eventually medium sized tree in the U.K. once established.
- Height: 10 m (32 ft)
- Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (4m - 8m), Tree - Medium (8m - 15m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy
- Special Features
- Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Flowers in Summer