|Large-leaved Umbrella Tree|
|Large-Leaved Cucumber Tree|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 8b
|Plant Height:||30 to 40 feet or higher|
|Plant Spread:||20 to 30 feet|
Other: Bright green with soft, silvery undersides. Leaves are 7 to 12 inches wide and 12 to 32 inches long.
|Fruit:||Other: 2 to 3 inch, oval, red, egg shaped fruits.
Other: White with a slight rose tint at the base.
Late spring or early summer
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Awards and Recognitions:||Other: 2006 Great Plant Picks Award Winner
The Nature Conservancy calls Tennessee the most biologically rich of all the inland states. As I walk through my property and neighborhood, I see many exotic plants. Fortunately, I also see an abundance of native plants.
|Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 30, 2018 3:23 PM
I've only seen one tree of this species in a large front yard with an old house from the early 1800's in southeast Pennsylvania. It does have large leaves of 12 to 32 inches long x 7 to 12 inches wide that are bright green above and silvery-gray and downy beneath. It bears white, fragrant, solitary flowers about 8 to 14 inches wide in June. It also bears egg-shaped rose-colored follicle fruits in late summer. It is an uncommon species that occurs in spots from Ohio to Florida west to Arkansas and Louisiana.
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