Sapium sebiferum

dried berries

Chinese Tallow Tree

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In Stock: 5.203 lb (Total:5.203lb)

  • SAPIUM sebiferum

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5.2 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
5.2 lb
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England (Great Britain and Northern Ireland), United Kingdom

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.

Other: stratification improves germination speed, but is not required|Should be cleaned prior to treatment or sowing, if sown as db germination may be delayed by 1 year. 

Discover the fascinating world of the Sapium sebiferum, also known as the Chinese tallow tree. Originally from eastern Asia, this tree is widely known for its waxy seeds that are used to make candles and soap, while its leaves are used for herbal remedies. Although the tree is deemed toxic, its unmistakable beauty will bring magic to any garden. The tree is available for purchase now, and you can bring home this unique and magnificent beauty. It is a fast-growing tree that produces large numbers of seeds, which are easily dispersed by wind and water. We recommend using caution if planting this seed. Keep in mind these can be bought not for growing purposes.

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