Pterocarya fraxinifolia
  • Pterocarya fraxinifolia
  • Pterocarya fraxinifolia
  • Pterocarya fraxinifolia

Pterocarya fraxinifolia

£35.00

(Wing Nut) A handsome large tree native to Northern Iran, where it can be found growing by the great rivers flowing into the Caspian Sea from Russia.

Quantity
Supplied Size: 7.5L pots (3 - 4 years old, 80 - 100 cm tall)

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A handsome native to Northern Iran, where it can be found growing by the great rivers flowing into the Caspian Sea from Russia. Pterocarya fraxinifolia is a large, spreading tree with masses of pendulous green catkins, up to 60 cm long, in midsummer.

The pinnate (feather-like), lush green leaves which often grow to 40 - 60 cm long and turn butter-yellow in autumn before falling. A fantastic, vigorous ornamental tree!


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil. Pterocarya fraxinifolia is particularly fond of damp or wet soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
  • Habit: Pterocarya fraxinifolia grows to be a large branching, suckering tree.
    • Height: 25 m (82 ft)
    • Spread: 20 m (65 ft)
  • Notes: If you slice down the middle of young twigs, you will find curious chambered pith, common to all Pterocarya species. Pterocarya fraxinifolia have vigorous root systems and should not be planted close to drains or house foundations.

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Honey Fungus Resistant, Catkins

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