Trochodendron aralioides

Trochodendron aralioides

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Trochodendron aralioides
  • Family: Trochodendraceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen

Trochodendron aralioides is the only species of its kind, with no relatives. Introduced from mountain woodlands in the Far East a century ago, it’s relatively uncommon in gardens, but coveted once seen, especially when in flower. Although trees in the wild can reach 20m, they are much smaller in cultivation, and may be pruned as bushy shrubs. The older branches have fine brown aromatic bark, while the scalloped long-stalked leaves are a bright rich green, as are the flowers, borne in upright, disc-shaped clusters. 

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Grow Trochodendron aralioides in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Offer winter protection in northern regions. To propagate, take cuttings in summer or sow seed in autumn.

How to grow Trochodendron aralioides

  • Plant size

    6m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Trochodendron aralioides and wildlife

Trochodendron aralioides has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Trochodendron aralioides poisonous?

Trochodendron aralioides has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People