SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Native to Eastern Asia.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
CASTOR ARALIA, PRICKLY CASTOR OIL TREE, TREE ARALIA
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 - 50 feet.
Width: 40 - 60 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Lobed, Green, Gold or Red, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.
Bark Brown to Red, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 6 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen or Shade Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Kalopanax septemlobus Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
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