A deciduous round-headed tree with heavy arching branches which spread widely from a short, stout trunk. Native to China, Taiwan and the Philippine Islands.
- Scientific Name:
- Mature Height:
- 30 - 50'
- Mature Spread:
- 30 - 50'
- 10 - 16 paired leaflets, 2 - 4" long by 3/4" wide. Bright green in summer. orange, scarlet, crimson or yellow in the fall.
- Clusters of small red berries, turning dark blue, on female trees only.
- Root System:
- No large surface roots.
- Growth Rate:
- Cultural Notes:
- Tolerates a variety of soils, prefers good drainage and infrequent waterings.
- Sacramento Specimen:
- Along the north side of Fair Oaks Blvd., east of Madison Ave.
- Parking lot near Juvenile Hall on Branch Center Road
- SMUD grounds and median strip on Garfield Avenue between Winding Way and Madison Avenue.
Minimum Planting Distances
- from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
- from a building foundation: 15 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*: 25 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.