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Pterocarya

Pterocarya spp.

Pterocarya fraxinifolia 01 by Line1 by Liné1 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pterocarya Overview

Genus of around 6 hardy, deciduous trees which produce nice foliage divided pinnately into 5-27 leaflets and attractive catkin flowers. Also known as wingnuts after their winged fruits, this genus is often used in park landscaping due to its fast growth. Some hybrid species have been produced which grow faster and these are used commercially for timber production.

How to propagate Pterocarya

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Suckers or seed, when ripe in autumn.

Suckers

Other uses of Pterocarya

Grown for their foliage and catkins.

Trees to Propagate by Root Cuttings

Winter tree roots are packed full of carbs, giving cuttings the best chance to get established.

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Tree Of Heaven

Ailanthus altissima

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Deciduous Trees

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

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