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Euptelea polyandra

E. polyandra is a spreading, suckering shrub or small tree with broadly-rounded, tapered, glossy, bright green leaves, to 15cm long, tinged red when young and turning yellow and red in autumn. Clusters of inconspicuous reddish-green flowers appear in spring before the leaves emerge

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Red Red Green
Summer Green
Autumn Yellow Red
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Eupteleaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Suckering
Genus

Euptelea is a genus of two species of deciduous trees and shrubs with alternate, rounded to ovate leaves and clusters of small petal-less flowersin spring

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Japan

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade; ideal for a woodland garden

Propagation

Propagate by seed in a seedbed as soon as ripe

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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