Foliage Follow-up August 2013: Chinese tallowtree

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Although it was in flower, I really admired the symmetrical diamond-shaped leaves more.

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But since I mentioned the flowers I may as well show them here. Bees were busily visiting.

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Information I’ve found on this tree reveals that it is naturalized and invasive in the SE United States.  More details as found in The Sibley Guide to Trees, by David Allen Sibley.

  • Broadleaved deciduous tree
  • Small to medium size, 25 to 40 feet
  • dark orange to red purple fall color
  • milky sap is a skin irritant and poisonous if swallowed
  • USDA zones 8-11

For more foliage viewing, be sure to click over to Pam Penick’s Digging.

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3 Responses to Foliage Follow-up August 2013: Chinese tallowtree

  1. Unfortunately it is a little to large for garden, but I do love the shape of the leaves and the flowers are gorgeous. The bark seems to have nice character as well.

  2. Ricki Grady says:

    The flowers are just the frosting on the cake.

  3. Pam/Digging says:

    The size of the leaves and golden tinge reminds me of redbud a bit. They’re quite pretty.

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