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Evodia daniellii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ev-OH-dee-uh dan-ee-EL-ee-eye
Description

Evodia daniellii, or Korean Evodia, is a small to medium sixed deciduous tree, typically growing to 25 feet, that tends to have weak wood and is generally short-lived. It is easy to transplant with a rapid growth rate, but young trees are not as cold hardy as mature trees so it is best to plant a mature tree. Produces small, creamy white flowers in summer and red to black fruit in late summer to fall. The bloom is generally heavy and showy, especially for summertime. The fruit can also be ornamental.

It prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil but will grow in a range of soil types. The PH of the soil is not critical. Young trees are less cold hardy than mature specimens, so you should plant as large a specimen as possible.

Evodia's form is as wide as it is tall with open branching, smooth gray bark, and foliage that lasts through the summer casting a light shade. It is most often found with a short main trunk that divides into several main branches.

Diseases, Insects, and Other Plant Problems:

Other than lack of cold-hardiness with young trees; no known problems.

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Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#white flowers#flowering tree#asian garden
 
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Tags:
#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#white flowers#flowering tree#asian garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Evodia
    Species:
    daniellii
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northern China and Korea
    Dimensions:
    Height: 25 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Spreading
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Red to black fruit in late summer to fall; brownish black seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Numerous, small, creamy white flowers in a flat 4-6 inch corymb in July and August.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, pinnately compound leaves, 9 to 15 inches long with 5-11 leaflets. Dark lustrous green, but non-showy fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Possesses noticeable raised lenticels and can be ornamental.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Specimen