SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Sacramento State University - Sacramento, CA, Quarry Hill Botanical Garden - Santa Rosa, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Colorful red berries in fall and winter. Need male and female plants for berry production.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Eastern Asia in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
Previously listed in the Flacourtiaceae family.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 feet.
Width: 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Cordate to Ovate, Medium Green, Bronze or Gold, Deciduous.
Fragrant Green or Yellow. Flowers in Summer.
Brown, Red or Mostly Green Berry, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Idesia polycarpa Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 19, 2018.
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