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Sinojackia xylocarpa

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sy-no-JAK-ee-a zy-lo-KAR-puh
Description

Jack Tree is a flowering deciduous tree or large shrub native to eastern China.  Plant in moist, well-drained,  acidic, fertile soils in the full sun to partial shade.  Once established these trees are resistant to drought.  

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Tags:
#showy flowers#small tree#drought tolerant#white flowers#flowering tree#large shrub#glossy leaves#flowers late spring
 
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Tags:
#showy flowers#small tree#drought tolerant#white flowers#flowering tree#large shrub#glossy leaves#flowers late spring
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sinojackia
    Species:
    xylocarpa
    Family:
    Styracaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    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 Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Woody egg shaped drupe 3/4" long ripen mid-summer through fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Description:
    White star-shapeed flowers with yellow centers appear from May to June in clusters of 3-5 on a cyme. They hang downward toward the ground.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, glossy 3 1/2" long obovate to ellipitcal leaves with serrate margins. Yellow-brown fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought