A deciduous, compact round-headed tree with an interesting framework of branches. Native to China, Japan & Korea.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- 30 - 40'
- Mature Spread:
- 30 - 40'
- Green, 8 - 14" long, made up of 7 - 15 leaflets, turning yellow before falling in autumn.
- Blooms in June with yellow flowers, ½" long in loose clusters 8 - 14" long. Bees are very attracted to this tree.
- Inflated papery-walled capsule, turning from yellow-green to coppery-colored and brown in the fall, containing 2 - 3 seeds.
- Root System:
- No large surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Cultural Notes:
- Tolerates many soils.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- American River college near the technical buildings on the north side of the campus.
- Capitol Park to the east of the 14th and L streets area.
- Eastern Ave. just north of Whitney on the west side of the street.
Minimum Planting Distances
- from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
- from a building foundation: 10 feet
- from walks and driveways: 6 feet
- from an air conditioner: 6 feet
- from a fence: 6 feet
- from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 6 feet
- from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 20 feet
- from a swimming pool: 12 feet
- from a septic system: 20 feet
- between trees*: 18 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half. Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.