Eucommia ulmoides is a small tree with simple leaves, interesting, greenish flowers late Spring and a very late, yellow/orange autumn coloration. The Hardy Rubber Tree is a traditional Chinese medical plant, part of the 50 most important Chinese herbs. Ultimate height is rarely more than 4-5m but it can be trimmed. It has a rubber-like sap which, if extracted, can be used as rubber but the extraction process is complicated. Easy to grow, a great urban tree, withstands air pollution and drought.
|Flower||Green - Late Spring|
|Position||Full Sun or Partial Shade|
|Soil type||Clay, Loam, Sand/ Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral/ Well-drained|
|Rate of growth||Slow|
|Height and spread||Max.Height - 4-5m|
|Origin||Europe to C Asia|
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