Happy Tree, Camptotheca, Cancer Tree, Tree Of Life Camptotheca acuminata

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Camptotheca acuminata

Family:

Cornaceae

Genus:

Camptotheca

Species:

acuminata

Common Name:

Happy Tree, Camptotheca, Cancer Tree, Tree Of Life

Lot#:
980049
Seeds Per Pound:
12,712
Quantity:
13.67 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
43
Germination:
63%
Germination Test Type:
Cut
Purity:
98%
Height:
60-75 feet
Collection Locale:
China
Crop Year:
1998
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
10
In Stock: 13.67 lb
Prices
  • CAMPTOTHECA acuminata

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
8.95
1 oz
20.37
1 lb
76.45
1 kg
164.72
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, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Happy Tree , Cancer Tree , or Tree of Life ( Camptotheca ) is a genus of medium-sized deciduous trees growing to 20 m tall, native to central China . They are usually included in the tupelo family Nyssaceae , but sometimes included (with the tupelos) in the dogwood family Cornaceae . Camptotheca is used to make Irinotecan , Topotecan , 9-Aminocamptothecin , and camptothecin -1 (CPT-1). more...
* A deciduous tree widely cultivated in parts of China, sometimes grown in southern California. A fast growing tree in its first 10 yrs, its main attraction is its foliage, the leaves being large [5"], glossy & strongly ribbed; on new growth flushes they are pale pinkish bronze. more...