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Euptelea polyandra

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
yoo-TEE-lee-uh pol-ee-AN-drah
Description

Euptelea polyandra is a deciduous tree native to the forests and mountains of central and southern Japan that grows to 26 feet. While its spring flowers are rather inconspicuous, it does display attractive fall foliage. It will grow in most soil types and in low-light conditions. It does prefer moist soil. The flowers lack sepals and petals, but do display red stamens in the spring. The plant does best in an open moderately rich free soil and full sun such as an open situation in a woodland garden or shrub border.

The plant is a food plant for the larvae of some moth species.

Diseases, Insects, and Other Plant Problems:

No known diseases or other problems.

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#showy flowers#deciduous#security plant#flowering tree#hedges#attractive leaves#woodland garden
 
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#showy flowers#deciduous#security plant#flowering tree#hedges#attractive leaves#woodland garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Euptelea
    Species:
    polyandra
    Family:
    Eupteleaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Food plant for moth larvae.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & Southern Japan
    Edibility:
    Leaves can be cooked and eaten, but typically as a "famine" food.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Pyramidal
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Inconspicuous flowers in spring displaying red stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Attractive fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy