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Tetradium

Tetradium spp.

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Tetradium Overview

A genus from Eastern Asia comprising 9 species of evergreen or deciduous trees in the citrus or rue family. Their common name is the Bee bee tree as they provide nectar and pollen late in the season after most other trees have finished flowering, so are prized by beekeepers. Cultivated varieties have pinnate leaves and domes of white flowers giving rise to red seeds popular with birds.

How to propagate Tetradium

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn. Root cuttings in late winter.

Seed

Other uses of Tetradium

Grown for their foliage, late flowers and fruits.

Deciduous Trees

Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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Mimosa

Acacia spp.

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Trees for Bees

The best trees to provide habitat, shelter and food for bees and other pollinating insects.

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