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Sinojackia rehderiana

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sy-no-JAK-ee-a re-der-ee-AH-na
Description

Sinojackia rehderiana is drought and heat tolerant. It blooms in late spring; interesting-looking woody fruit; native of China.

Quick ID

  • White, pendulous cymes of bell-like flowers in late spring
  • Fruit is woody cylindrical drupe with long 'beak'
  • Flowers are 2.5-3 cm dia.; 5-6 petals, fused at base
  • Deciduous shrub/small tree with shiny green leaves

Form: Large shrub to small tree; somewhat irregular; arching; can be unkept

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fantz
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#fantz
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sinojackia
    Species:
    rehderiana
    Family:
    Styracaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Irregular
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are oblong cylindrical woody drupe with a long, acuminate apex, ca 2 cm.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    The inflorescence is pendulous cymes on short leafy lateral shoots, axillary. Flowers are white, campanulate, nodding, ca 2.5 cm diameter; petals (5-6) elliptic-oblong, fused at base; calyx turbinate with 5-7 lobes.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are alternate, simple elliptic to elliptic obovate, acuminate, rotund, serrulate to entire, shiny dark green and glabrous above, pubescent on veins below, 4-12 cm long; buds naked, pubescent, leafy, brown.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stems are slender, brown, pubescent, developing vertical fissures and becoming stringy; pith green, solid.