Chinese Mahogany Seed

Toona sinensis

£2.50

Toona sinensis is a highly decorative deciduous tree, often multistemmed. The long and large pinnate aromatic leaves are often pink when young and are used in Chinese cuisine. The smooth bark on young trees becomes shaggier with age (don’t we all!). Small scented flowers in July, white or pink, are produced in long pannicles at branch ends. The wood is used for furniture as a ‘genuine’ mahogany substitute and also burns aromatically. It is now being investigated as an alternative woodland tree because of climate change and disease issues.

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Description

Toona sinensis

Common name: Chinese Mahogany

Native: East Asia

Provenance: China

Size and Spread (10yrs): 4m x 3m

Treatment required: not dormant

Germinal seeds/kg: 72,027

Ideal sowing period: Any time

Soil conditions: Tolerant of any and any pH

Planting instructions: Sunny spot preferred. Mulch regularly.

Mature height: 15m

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

5gm seed pkt (approx 360 seed)

Genus

Toona

Family

Meliaceae

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

bark, flowers, scent