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Trochodendron aralioides (Wheel tree)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Trochodendron aralioides

Other names

Wheel tree

Genus

Trochodendron Trochodendron

Species

T. aralioides - T. aralioides is a large, low to rounded, spreading, evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic bark, horizontal branches bearing spirally-arranged, dark green, drooping leaves with scalloped margins and racemes of bright green, petalless flowers in late spring and early summer.


Trochodendron aralioides is: Evergreen

Habit

Broadly columnar, Rounded to broadly spreading, Spreading

Flower

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 1 - Remove dead, damaged, diseased or misplaced shoots in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Trochodendron aralioides (Wheel tree) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Specimen tree, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained neutral to slightly acidic soil in a sheltered site in full sun to full shade. Will tolerate wet soil but will not tolerate drought. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Trochodendron aralioides

Other names

Wheel tree

Genus

Trochodendron Trochodendron

Species

T. aralioides - T. aralioides is a large, low to rounded, spreading, evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic bark, horizontal branches bearing spirally-arranged, dark green, drooping leaves with scalloped margins and racemes of bright green, petalless flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Broadly columnar, Rounded to broadly spreading, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 1 - Remove dead, damaged, diseased or misplaced shoots in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Trochodendron aralioides (Wheel tree) will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Specimen tree, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, well-drained neutral to slightly acidic soil in a sheltered site in full sun to full shade. Will tolerate wet soil but will not tolerate drought. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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