Yellowhorn Xanthoceras sorbifolium - Xanthoceras sorbifolia

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Xanthoceras sorbifolium







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  • Xanthoceras sorbifolium

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: stratification improves germination, but is not required.
In a Nutshell:
* Xanthoceras sorbifolium ( Yellowhorn ), the sole species in the genus Xanthoceras , is a flowering plant in the family Sapindaceae , native to northern China in the provinces of Gansu , Hebei , Henan , Liaoning , Nei Monggol , Ningxia , Shaanxi , and Shandong . more...
* Unusual 1" flowers in 10" racemes, white with a blotch at the petal base that changes from yellow to red, rarely grown, full sun, grows well in the U.S. Midwest, tolerant of high pH, "the rival of any flowering tree", in habit, resembles Koelreuteria paniculata, native to northern China. more...
* Deciduous, flowering tree (20-25' tall) or multi-stemmed shrub (8-10' tall) which is a native of China. Features lustrous, compound green leaves with 9-17 leaflets which persist late into the fall and five petaled, 1 inch diameter, star-shaped, white flowers with yellow or red centers which appear in terminal racemes in May. Flowers are followed by 2.5" green fruits which superficially resemble buckeyes. Commonly called yellowhorn. May be somewhat difficult to find in commerce. more...
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