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HARDY RUBBER TREE
Eucommia ulmoides

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Photo Locations: Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Rubber is extracted from tree's wood.

Has fragrant Leaf.

Native to China.

Family: Eucommiaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 60 feet.

Width: 25 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. .

Brown Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Dark Gray or Light Green, Furrowed or Ridged.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 10 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Not Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Eucommia ulmoides Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/eucommia-ulmoides >

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