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Sapium sebiferum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Sapium sebiferum Chinese Tallow Tree,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Pyramida, Rounded

A small, rounded, deciduous tree growing to approx. 6-8m tall. Usually grown for its stunning green, red, purple and yellow Autumn colours. Greenish-yellow flowers are followed by fruit. Makes a great specimen tree in the home garden or in parks and gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Likes a well drained soil but can tolerate most soil types. Tolerates, dry soils and compaction.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Euphobiaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Purple, Red, Yellow
Flower Colour: Insignificant, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Medium / Moderate