Chinese Tallow Tree (Triadica sebifera)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Triadica sebifera Accepted
Sapium sebiferum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 30-40 feet
Plant Spread: 15-20 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flower Color: Green
Other: Chartreuse (yellowish-green)
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Shade Tree
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Sap is poisonous
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


Posted by terrafirma (NE. FL. - Zone 9a) on Oct 30, 2013 9:44 AM

This tree has spread prolifically in the Southeast, and because of that it is considered a noxious weed.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What type of plant/tree is this? by IDontknowmuchPlants Sep 1, 2016 8:59 AM 20
killing tallow trees! Is that possible and how? by cillay Sep 21, 2015 9:20 AM 1
Chinese Tallow Tree (Triadica sebifera) by elizbe Jul 22, 2015 1:49 PM 12
This looks soooo familiar by plantladylin Aug 5, 2014 6:48 PM 12
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