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A picture of a Chinese parasol tree

Chinese parasol tree

Firmiana simplex

Also known as

Chinese bottletree, Phoenix tree, Japanese varnish tree

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

11m

15m

Min

8m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Chinese parasol tree Overview

This is a deciduous tree, it will grow to about 15m with smooth green bark. The leaves are large and maple-like, with sprays of small greenish yellow spring flowers. The pinkish gold fruit are also of interest.

How to propagate Chinese parasol tree

Seed

Seed when ripe or in spring.

Other uses of Chinese parasol tree

Grown for their foliage and to provide shade.