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CHINESE WINGNUT
Pterocarya stenoptera

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Photo Locations: Paris, France, Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, WA, River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC, UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Grows well in compacted soil, tolerates poor soils. Massive tree with invasive roots.

Native to China.

Family: Juglandaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 80 feet.

Width: 30 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years or more.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. .

Brown Nut, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray or Light Gray, 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 4 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Dry Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Phytophthora and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as High.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pterocarya stenoptera Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pterocarya-stenoptera >

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