Cladrastis sinensis - summer flowers
  • Cladrastis sinensis - summer flowers

Cladrastis sinensis

£65.00

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.

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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)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Rare and Unusual, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)

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