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Trochodendron aralioides (photo courtesy of Martin Hughes-Jones/Garden World Images)
Trochodendron aralioides (photo courtesy of Martin Hughes-Jones/Garden World Images)

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Trochodendron aralioides

Wheel Tree

Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees, Decorative fruit or berries

Handsome foliage plant from Japan and Korea. Grows to 30 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide, with a horizontal branching pattern. Oval, 5-in.-long, glossy dark green leaves cluster near branch tips. In late spring, elongated (to 5 in.) clusters of 10 to 20 bright green flowers appear at branch ends. Each 3/4-in. blossom is made up of a flat disk surrounded by stamens. Blossoms are followed by fruits consisting of small pods clustered around the disk. Prefers organically enriched soil.

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