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Eucommia ulmoides

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Eucommia ulmoides - Hardy Rubber Tree

Eucommia ulmoides - Hardy Rubber Tree

More About Eucommia ulmoides

  • Rounded, spreading crown, with broad, ascending branches
  • Serrated, elliptic to ovate, glossy, dark green leaves
  • Insignificant, greenish-brown flowers
  • Female flowers give way to flattened, ash-like, winged seeds
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

As the common name suggests, rubber can be made from the tree sap, but the extraction process is complicated and too costly for commercial application.

Zone:

5-6

Height:

15-18 m

Spread:

12-15 m

Colour:

Green
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Hardy Rubber Tree Growing and Maintenance Tips

A good shade tree for parks, homes and street tree plantings. Best grown in full sun and avoid planting in wet areas. 


Eucommia ulmoides Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Spreading
Rounded
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Eucommia ulmoides

Corylus colurna

Corylus colurna

Turkish Hazel