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Cultural Details for Pterostyrax hispidus

Common Name:
Fragrant Epaulettetree

Growth Rate:
Medium 12-14' in 8 years

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White, perfect, fragrant, born in large 5-10", 2-3" wide, pendulous pubescent panicles; blooms May-Jun, tree flowers when 8-10' high

Fruit Details:
0.5" long, cylindrical, densely bristly, dry drupe with 10 ribs

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Quickly shedding gray bark, rounded, slender with distinct odor when bruised

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Hardiness zone 4-8, soft cuttings root easily

Culture and Care:
Transplant in spring into moist well-drained acidic soil, full sun, protect from strong wind, prune in winter

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    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.