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Sapium japonicum
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Available Autumn 2018 - A beautiful plant, native to the woods of Central and Southern Japan, as well as parts of China and Korea. Sapium japonicum has handsome dark green leaves which turn glowing shades of crimson and red in the autumn time before falling.

Once established, greenish-yellow, catkin like flowers can be seen in mid summer. This is both rare in cultivation and widely recognised to have some of the best autumn colours of any tree!

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If oyu are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when next available.

  • Position: Warm in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, lime free, fertile soil. Sapium japonicum generally does not grow well in a shallow, chalky soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Sapium japonicum requires protection from cold winter winds and cold winter weather.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Sapium japonicum grows to be a large branching shrub.
    • Height: 4 m (13 ft)
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft)
  • Notes: Please also note that Sapium japonicum  can be a fickle and difficult plant, suitable for experienced gardeners only. As such, it is not covered by our normal guarantee.



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