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Castor oil tree Overview
Kalopanax is a genus with just 1 species of deciduous tree in the Araliaceae family. It is native to Northeastern Asia but naturalised in other regions. It produces spiny stems and large Fatsia-like, hand-shaped leaves and large umbels of small white flowers. Commonly known as Castor Aralia or Tree Aralia, the sole species is cultivated in temperate zones for its tropical appearance and surprising hardiness.
How to propagate Castor oil tree
Softwood cuttings in summer.
Special features of Castor oil tree
Other uses of Castor oil tree
Grown for its foliage and fruits.