Chinese Parasol Tree, Chinese Parasoltree, Wutong Firmiana simplex - Sterculia platanifolia

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Firmiana simplex

Family:

Sterculiaceae

Genus:

Firmiana

Species:

simplex

Common Name:

Chinese Parasol Tree, Chinese Parasoltree, Wutong

Seeds Per Pound:
3,085
Quantity:
2.11 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
13
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
40-50 feet
Collection Locale:
Louisiana
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7
In Stock: 2.11 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
6.95
1 oz
24.95
1 lb
89.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Chinese parasol tree or wutong , Chinese : ?? ?? , ( Firmiana simplex , syn. Hibiscus collinus Roxb. , Hibiscus simplex L. , Firmiana platanifolia , or Sterculia platanifolia L.f. ) is an ornamental plant or tree of the cacao, or chocolate, of the family Sterculiaceae of the order Malvales , native to Asia
* It is grown as an ornamental in warm regions of North America . more...
* A fibre is obtained by retting the bark. It is used for coarse cordage and cloth. A hair wash is made fromthe leaves and fibre. The wood is used for making furniture and coffins.
* The seed is antiphlogistic, expectorant and refrigerant. A decoction of the roots isused to reduce swellings. A lotion of the leaves is used in the treatment of carbuncles, haemorrhoids and sores. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov