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Scientific Name: Triadica sebifera (L.) Small
Synonym: Croton sebiferum, Sapium sebiferum
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-16,18-21,26,28-31
USDA: 8b-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central China, Japan

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, with rounded or conical shape, fast growing to 30 to 45 feet tall (9-13 m) and 20 to 35 feet wide (6-10 m); reddish gray to whitish gray bark with vertical cracks; light green, broadly ovate leaves, 2 to 3.56 inches long (5-9 cm), with sharp tips (acuminate), turning yellow to bright red in autumn

Watering Needs: Moderate to regular water, drought resistant

Propagation: Seed, cuttings, layering, top-grafting

This tree is considered a noxious weed in the southeastern USA and Australia. It has escaped from cultivation in Florida and is has invaded large areas,

Blooming Habits:
Small yellowish flowers in terminal spikes, attractive to bees

Fruiting Habits:
The fruit is a three-lobed capsule, with one seed, covered with vegetable tallow, in each lobe

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