Pterostyrax corymbosa

£35.00

(Epaulette Tree) Pterostyrax corymbosa is an exquisite and rare tall shrub or very small tree from China and Japan with panicles of fragrant white flowers in May and June.

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An exquisite and rare tall shrub or very small tree from China and Japan with panicles of fragrant white flowers in May and June. The leaves of Pterostyrax corymbosa are oval and turn attractive shades of yellow before falling in autumn.

Pterostyrax corymbosa is hardy but usually seem to do best in a position sheltered from strong winds.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Pterostyrax corymbosa requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Pterostyrax corymbosa grows to be a tall shrub or very small, upright tree.
    • Height: up to 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
    • Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
  • Notes: Pterostyrax corymbosa will flower much better if planted in a hot, sunny position.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Catkins, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Rare and Unusual

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