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PARASOL LEAF TREE
Macaranga tanarius

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Photo Locations: Oahu, HI

General Notes

This plant is weedy. We do not recommend planting it in Hawai’i.

This species and M. mappa are naturalized on the windward, wet sides of Oahu, Kaua'i, and the Big Island. They were first introduced as horticultural plants in the early 1900s and have escaped cultivation where abundant water is available. The parasol leaf tree is also naturalized around Lhue, Kaua'i. Macaranga tanarius has a HPWRA (Hawai'i Pacific Weed Risk Assessment) score of 11 (High Risk).

Native to Philippines.

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Additional Common Names

PARASOL LEAF TREE, BLUSH MACARANGA, NASTURTIUM TREE, DAVID'S HEART, HEART LEAF

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading Low or High Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 15 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Peltate, Bluish Green or Silver or Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Green or Red.. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches).

Bark Gray, Rough or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.

Exposure Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay or Loam Texture.

Acidic / Neutral Soil pH.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Macaranga tanarius Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/macaranga-tanarius >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.