The Chinese Parasol Tree is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to Asia that belongs to the mallow family. It's known for its enormous lobed leaves, which may grow to be 8-12 inches across and provide dense shade. Long panicles of yellow-green blooms appear in early June, followed by peculiar seed pods. Due to saplings, this tree may become weedy and is considered invasive in certain southern states. This tree may thrive in a wide range of soils as long as they are well-drained and in full sun to moderate shade. It might be utilised as a shade tree, however native plants should be preferred.
Botanical Name : Firmiana simplex
Common Name : Chinese Parasol Tree
Height : 50 ft
Spread : 30 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days cold stratification
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 300