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Xanthoceras sorbifolium
  • Xanthoceras sorbifolium
  • Xanthoceras sorbifolium
  • Xanthoceras sorbifolium

Xanthoceras sorbifolium

£30.00

(Yellowhorn or Chinese Flowering Chestnut) A lovely, deciduous small tree native to northern China, Xanthoceras sorbifolium has beautiful upright panicles of large white flowers with a deep red centre in late spring.

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A lovely, deciduous small tree native to northern China, Xanthoceras sorbifolium has beautiful upright panicles of large white flowers with a deep red centre in late spring. The leaves are pale green and pinnate and similar in appearance to those of a Sorbus (Mountain Ash).

In a good, warm position Xanthoceras sorbifolium will produce walnut-like fruit that contain chestnut-like seeds. An unusual choice for a woodland garden or sunny border.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil including chalk.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Xanthoceras sorbifolium enjoys shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: May - June
  • Flower Colour: White with a red centre
  • Rate of Growth: Slow until established then moderate.
  • Habit: Very small branching tree with an upright habit in the U.K.
    • Height: up to 6 m (20 ft).
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft).
  • Notes: Xanthoceras sorbifolium will flower best in a hot, sunny garden.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Dry/Sandy
Special Features
Flowers in Spring, Suitable for Containers, Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Unusual Shape

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