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Kalopanax pictus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kal-OH-pan-aks PIK-tus
Description

Cast dense shade; good honey plant; birds eat fruit; long-lived; very hardy; massive habit with age; open branches; drought tolerant; 1 in. white flowers on 12-24in panicle in summer 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Kalopanax
    Species:
    pictus
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 40 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Oval
    Rounded
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is small and black in the early fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The leaves are from 7 to 12 inches with 5-7 lobes that range from reddish to yellow to insignificant fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No