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Idesia polycarpa 100-120cm

Idesia polycarpa 100-120cm

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Idesia polycarpa, commonly known as the Wonder Tree or Chinese Wonder Tree, is a deciduous tree native to eastern Asia, particularly China, Korea, and Japan. This tree belongs to the Salicaceae family and is celebrated for its unique foliage, striking fruit clusters, and its ability to thrive in a variety of growing conditions. The Wonder Tree typically reaches a height of 15 to 20 meters (50 to 65 feet) and features large, alternate leaves that are heart-shaped and serrated along the edges. The leaves emerge with a bronze or red tint in spring, turn bright green in summer, and transform into rich shades of yellow or gold in the fall, creating a vibrant autumn display. In late summer to early autumn, female trees produce pendulous clusters of round, fleshy fruit that turn bright red when ripe. These fruits are not only visually appealing but also attractive to birds. Idesia polycarpa is valued for its ornamental qualities and its adaptability to various climates and soil types.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: The Wonder Tree is adaptable to a range of climates, including temperate and subtropical regions. It can thrive in areas with mild winters and warm summers.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Idesia polycarpa in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. It prefers ample sunlight for robust growth and vibrant leaf color.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining soil with good fertility. The Wonder Tree is adaptable to various soil types but prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5.

  4. Watering: Water your tree regularly, particularly during dry spells and the establishment period. Ensure that the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

  6. Fertilization: Idesia polycarpa typically does not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring can provide essential nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Wonder Tree as needed to shape it and remove dead or crowded branches. Pruning is generally minimal, as the tree maintains an attractive form naturally.

  8. Pests and Diseases: This tree is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues like aphids and scale insects, and address them if they appear.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Idesia polycarpa trees, space them at least 6-10 meters (20-33 feet) apart to allow for their mature size and to create a visually pleasing arrangement.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate the Wonder Tree from seeds, which should be sown in well-prepared soil in the fall or spring. Germination may require cold stratification.

Idesia polycarpa, the Wonder Tree, is a captivating and adaptable tree that can grace your landscape with its unique foliage, vibrant autumn colors, and eye-catching fruit clusters. Its low-maintenance nature and ability to thrive in various conditions make it a valuable choice for gardens and urban landscapes looking to add visual interest and ornamental appeal. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can thrive and become a focal point in your outdoor space.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 100-120cm

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