• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Tetradium daniellii

bee-bee tree

  • Other common names bee-bee tree

  • Synonyms Evodia daniellii
    Euodia velutina

    Euodia daniellii

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  • Family Rutaceae

  • Genus Tetradium can be deciduous or evergreen trees, with attractive pinnate leaves and sprays of small, cup-shaped flowers followed by dense clusters of small but colourful seed capsules

  • Details T. daniellii is a deciduous tree with leaves to 40cm long, composed of about 11 ovate leaflets turning yellow in autumn; clusters of small, aromatic white flowers in late summer may be followed by clusters of red fruit

  • Plant range China Korea

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or East-facing or South-facing or North-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Sand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Acid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread 4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in a seedbed in autumn. Insert root cuttings in midwinter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning pruning group 1

Pests Usually pest free

Diseases Usually disease free

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