Height: 15-30'; Spread: 15-30'
Evergreen; irregular, weeping form; moderate canopy.
Dark green, glossy, oval leaves 2-4" long. New foliage has a reddish tinge.
White flowers in clusters 1" across, bloom February-March.
Hard, buff-colored fruit, 1/2" across, occasionally forms in summer, drops in fall.
Rough, charcoal gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.
Sandy or clay soil.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun and warmth. Does not tolerate strong winds or heavy fog. Does best in warm, sunny areas. Semi-deciduous in very cold weather. Subject to fireblight and leaf spot. Leaf spot is most commonly cosmetic, but can be fatal.
- Notable Traits:
Native to China and Taiwan. Interesting weeping form and some spring flower display. Good tree beneath overhead wires.