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Eucommia ulmoides



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Eucommia ulmoides
Hardy rubber tree

A medium to large Asian deciduous tree with few ornamental characters but grown for its foliage and cultural adaptability as a shade tree. The genus name is derived from Eu = good and commia = gum, referring to the latex content of the tree; while the ulmoides refers to leaves like an Ulmus or elm.

Habit:Rounded becoming broad pyramidal with a slightly rounded top
Size:40 to 60' high
Color:Dark green in summer
Texture:Medium
Hardiness:Zone 5b USDA
Habitat:China
Family:Eucommiaceae

 
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