A very rare plant indeed and a new introduction to us here, Gymnocladus chinensis has huge, bipinnate leaves which are purplish in colour when they emerge in spring, turning dark green later. These leaves are very unusual in appearance, looking nearly tropical.
Established specimens of Gymnocladus chinensis are very attractive, but although a tall tree in its native China, we expect it to be much smaller here in the United Kingdom.
Gymnocladus chinensis is reasonably hardy but will prefer a position which is warm and sunny in the summer and sheltered from strong winds. With its large, delicate leaves we expect that this tree will not be suitable for cold, windy areas.
Best suited for experienced gardeners.
Supplied Size: 3L pots (seed grown, approx 3 - 4 years old, 30 - 40 cm tall) - very limited availability this year