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Cultural Details for Eucommia ulmoides

Common Name:
Hardy Rubber Tree

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dioecious, inconspicuous, staminate clusters of brown stamens; single pistil.

Fruit Details:
Capsule like, with compressed wings.

Fall Color:
None since leaves are still green when they fall

Bark Details:
Bark on old trees, ridged and furrowed, of a gray-brown color.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious disease or insect problems

Native Habitat:
Central China

Other Features:
Bark is valued in China for its medicinal properties.

Culture and Care:
Resists drought; pH adaptable; full sun

This plant was blooming:
4/8/2005 - 4/15/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
2108, 2112, 2145, 8544

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.